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Benson, Sir John (1812–1874), architect and civil engineer, was born at Collooney, co. Sligo, the only son of John Benson. He attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing and worked for the office of public works on a number of buildings, including the Dominican church and convent in ...

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Cresy, Edward (1792–1858), architect and civil engineer, was born on 7 May 1792 at Dartford, Kent, the only child of Edward Cresy (bap. 1764, d. 1838), a prosperous builder, and his wife, Lydia (bap. 1765, d. 1848), daughter of William and Lydia Muggeridge...

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Green, John (1787–1852), architect and civil engineer, was born on 20 June 1787 at Newton Fell House, Nafferton, Northumberland, the son of John Green, builder, carpenter, and agricultural implement-maker, and his wife, Ann. After attending a local school he evidently gained a practical education by working in his father's business, and soon after he came of age he was taken into partnership. The firm then moved to the larger town of ...

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Harris, Sir Alan James (1916–2000), civil and structural engineer, was born on 8 July 1916 at 15 Lincoln Avenue, Plymouth, the elder son and eldest of three children of Walter Herbert Harris, an electrical engineer's draughtsman at HM Dockyard, Plymouth, and his wife, ...

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Haywood, William (1821–1894), civil engineer and architect, was born on 8 December 1821 at Camberwell in Surrey, one of the three children of William and Mary Haywood. He was educated at Camberwell grammar school before being apprenticed to George Aitchison, architect and surveyor to the ...

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Hosking, William (1800–1861), architect and civil engineer, was born on 26 November 1800 at Buckfastleigh, Devon, the eldest son of John Hosking, at one time a woollen manufacturer in Devon, and his wife, Anne Elizabeth, née Mann. Owing to business losses the father accepted a government office in ...

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Leitch, Archibald (1865–1939), engineer and architect, was born on 27 April 1865 at 1 Comleypark Street, Glasgow, the fourth of six children of Archibald Leitch (1830–1907), a blacksmith, and Agnes, née Kent (1833–1911). In 1876 he won a place at Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School...

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Newlands, James (1813–1871), architect and civil engineer, was born in Edinburgh on 28 July 1813, the son of Thomas Newlands, a rope maker, and his wife, Janet, née MacKay. He was educated at the Edinburgh high school and at Edinburgh University where he was a student of ...

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Williams, Sir (Evan) Owen (1890–1969), civil engineer and architect, was the son of Evan Owen Williams, a grocer of Welsh provenance settled in Amhurst Park, Stoke Newington, London, and his wife, Mary, née Roberts. He was born on 20 March 1890 at 16 Caroline Terrace, St Ann's Road, Tottenham...

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Sir (Evan) Owen Williams (1890–1969) by Sims & Co., 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London