HUGHES, WILLIAM (1779 - 1836), engineer

Name: William Hughes
Date of birth: 1779
Date of death: 1836
Gender: Male
Occupation: engineer
Area of activity: Engineering, Construction, Naval Architecture and Surveying
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

Born at Penyclawdd, Monmouthshire. He was trained as an engineer, and gained considerable fame in his profession. Among the designs with which he was involved were the Ellesmere Canal, the Caledonian Canal, deepening the river Clyde, and dredging Lough Neagh. He died in Northampton, 1836.


Published date: 2001

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