Person    | Male  Born 28/3/1819  Died 15/3/1891

Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Categories: Engineering

Civil engineer. Born in Enfield. As chief engineer of the Metropolitan Board of Works he created the London main drainage system and the Embankment. Great-great grandfather of Sir Peter, the television producer behind 'Big Brother' and other such masterpieces of popular TV entertainment.  Died at his home in Wimbledon.

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Sir Joseph Bazalgette

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Chelsea Embankment - Albert Bridge

{Inscribed on a stone plaque on the plinth, on the east side:} Chelsea Emban...

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Chelsea Embankment - Old Church

There were at least 3 designs for lamps along the Thames Embankments. This on...

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Joseph Bazalgette - NW8

Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, 1819 - 1891, civil engineer, lived here. Great...

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Northern Outfall Sewer - Dace Road

Northern Outfall Sewer, part of London's main drainage system, constructed mi...

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Northern Outfall Sewer - River Lea

Metropolitan Board of Works Northern Outfall Sewer Constructed 1862 - 63 John...

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