Person    | Male  Born 23/1/1745  Died 18/11/1814

William Jessop

Categories: Engineering

Countries: Ireland

Civil engineer. Born Devon. Worked for Smeaton, first as an apprentice and then as assistant until 1772. Promoted cast iron as a constructional material. Built the Grand Canal in Ireland. Built the Surrey Iron Railway which opened in 1803.  Worked on the West India docks in London. Died Derbyshire.

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William Jessop

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Skempton Building plaques

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