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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Other Subjects

Coalbrookdale Company

Coalbrookdale Company

An iron foundry set up by Abraham Darby in Shropshire. Can you guess what the Coalbrookdale war memorial is made of?

Group, Engineering

5 memorials
Sir Wiliam Fairbairn

Sir Wiliam Fairbairn

Born Kelso. Structural engineer. Worked in shipbuilding and boiler design. Died at a relative's house at Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey.

Person, Engineering, Scotland

1 memorial
Lewisham pump

Lewisham pump

Former community pump. See the plaque for its history.

Place, Engineering

1 memorial
Rotherhithe Tunnel

Rotherhithe Tunnel

Road tunnel crossing under the River Thames, connecting Rotherhithe to the Ratcliff district of Limehouse. Designed by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice, it was constructed using both a tunnelling 'shield' a...

Building, Engineering, Transport

7 memorials