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Sir William Cubitt

Person  Male  Born 1785  Died 13/10/1861

Categories: Engineering

Civil Engineer. Born Norfolk. President of The Institute of Civil Engineers. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1851, and Chairman of its Building committee. Also designed a louvred windmill sail and the human treadmill which was quickly introduced to many prisons to provide the 'hard labour' required. Died at home on Clapham Common.

There seems to be a confusion of Cubitts. This one is unrelated to the three brothers:
Thomas Cubitt - London property developer.
Lewis Cubitt - designed King's Cross Station.
William Cubitt (1791 – 1863) - property developer, politician.

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Sir William Cubitt

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Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

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Hay's Wharf - riverside

Hay's Galleria In the mid 1850's, following the steady rise of the River Tham...

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Hay's Wharf - Tooley Street

The little plaque that you can see at the top of the picture is disappointing...

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Horniman at Hay's

The plaque is incorrect in giving Thomas Cubitt as the designer. It was in f...

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Sir William Cubitt

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Victorian extension

{On the frieze above the pillars:} Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, Founded by...

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