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List of notable or famous civil engineers from England, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in England and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English civil engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These civil engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known civil engineer from England is included when available.

List contains people like Robert Stephenson and John Braithwaite.

This historic civil engineers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English civil engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous civil engineers from England?" These prominent civil engineers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English civil engineers.

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Alexander Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from England
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Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy, LLD, FRS, FRGS, better known simply as Alexander Kennedy, was a leading British civil and electrical engineer and academic. A member of many institutions and the recipient of three honorary doctorates, Kennedy was also an avid mountaineer and a keen amateur ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1847-1928)

Birthplace: Stepney, East London, United Kingdom

Profession: Professor, Civil engineer, Electrical engineer

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Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel was an English civil engineer. Rendel was born in Plymouth. He was the eldest son of the engineer James Meadows Rendel and his wife Catherine Harris. Three of his brothers were civil engineers: George Wightwick Rendel, Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel, and Hamilton Owen ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1828-1918)

Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Civil engineer, Engineer

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Alfred Pippard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from England
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Alfred John Sutton Pippard MBE FRS was a British civil engineer and academic. Pippard was the son of a carpenter and joiner and spent much of his early life helping his father on construction sites. Initially supposed to follow his father into the family business, Pippard instead decided to study ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1891-1969)

Birthplace: Yeovil, United Kingdom

Profession: Civil engineer

Arthur Hartley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from England
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Arthur Hartley


Arthur Clifford Hartley, CBE was a British civil engineer. Graduating with a bachelor's degree from Imperial College London, Hartley worked for the North Eastern Railway and an asphalt manufacturer before joining the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. He became a qualified pilot, with the rank ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1889-1960)

Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Profession: Civil engineer