BOOK LEEDS HOTELS

John Hawkshaw
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Born in 1811
Died on 2nd of June 1891

Born 1811. Died 1891 - English engineer.

Was consulting engineer in the construction of Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations and the London Inner Circle underground railway. Designed the Narmada bridge in India and was engineer for the Amsterdam Ship Canal. Constructed the Severn Tunnel in 1887. Was one of the engineers of the original Channel Tunnel project.

More famous Britons here

1 Response to John Hawkshaw

From Martin Beaumont on 25th August 2009
Hawkshaw was responsible only for final section of Inner Circle underground. He was chief engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway to 1850, then its consulting engineer to 1888. Knighted in 1873 after completing Holyhead harbour.

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Hawkshaw?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

4351 views since 22nd June 2007

Brit Quote:
Life turned out much better than I thought. I knew after a little while that I could act. - Peter O’Toole
More Quotes

On this day:
Bolton Massacre - 1644, First indoor swimming pool opens - 1742, First Isle of Man TT Race - 1907
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages