- E. I. Carlyle
- , revised by B. P. Cronin
Tredgold, Thomas (1788–1829), engineer, was born at Brandon, near the city of Durham, on 22 August 1788. After receiving a basic elementary education at the village school he was apprenticed at the age of fourteen to a cabinet-maker at Durham. Tredgold remained with him six years, studying mathematics and architecture in his spare time, and taking advantage of the holidays granted on race days to acquire a knowledge of perspective. Following the completion of his apprenticeship in 1808 he went to ...