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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A. A. Langley

A. A. Langley

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1 memorial
British Horological Institute

British Horological Institute

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1 memorial
William Luke Duffy

William Luke Duffy

A Writer/Chief Engineer's Clerk on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy, Ireland

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Major Byron F. Caws

Major Byron F. Caws

Believed to have assisted Fowler in his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary. The Latin on the memorial, 'castigavit et emendavit', translates as “he corrected and improved“, which is quite an ac...

Person, Architecture, Armed Forces, Engineering, Literature

1 memorial
Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited / Interserve

Tilbury Douglas Construction Limited / Interserve

The picture source gives the history of the company, which changed its name in 2007.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial