Person    | Male  Born 1785  Died 13/10/1861

Sir William Cubitt

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. The civil engineer, Joseph Cubitt (1811-72) was his son.

There seems to be a confusion of Cubitts in the property field. 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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