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Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom

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List of notable or famous civil engineers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British 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 the United Kingdom is included when available.

People include everything from Robert Stephenson to James Simpson.

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

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    Alan Muir Wood

    Dec. at 87 (1921-2009)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Alan Marshall Muir Wood (8 August 1921 – 1 February 2009) was a British civil engineer....  more
  • 2

    Alexander Gibb

    Dec. at 85 (1872-1958)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Brigadier-General Sir Alexander Gibb (12 February 1872 – 21 January 1958) was a Scottish civil engineer. After serving as Civil Engineer-in-Chief to the Admiralty and Director-General of Civil...  more
  • 3

    Alexander Ross

    Dec. at 77 (1845-1923)

    BirthplaceLaggan, United Kingdom

    Alexander Ross (20 April 1845 – 3 February 1923) was a British civil engineer particularly noted for his work with the railway industry. Ross was born in Laggan, County of Inverness in Scotland on 20...  more
  • 4
    Alfred Burges (1796-1886) was a British civil engineer. He was apprenticed to the civil engineer James Walker, and in turn trained several other engineers such as Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Walker and...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Alfred Lamert Dickens (1822–1860) was an English railway engineer, and was the younger brother of the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens....  more
  • 6

    Alfred Giles

    Age: 204

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Alfred Giles was a British civil engineer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1878 and 1892. Giles was born in London, the second son of Francis Giles canal builder...  more
  • 7

    Allan Quartermaine

    Dec. at 89 (1888-1978)
    Sir Allan Stephen Quartermaine CBE, MC, BSc (Eng) (9 November 1888 – 17 October 1978) was a British civil engineer.Allan Stephen Quartermaine was born in London on 9 November 1888 and, after...  more
  • 8

    Angus Fulton

    Dec. at 83 (1900-1983)

    BirthplaceMotherwell, United Kingdom

    Angus Anderson Fulton (10 January 1900 – 21 June 1983) was a British civil engineer....  more
  • 9

    Anthony Bull

    Dec. at 96 (1908-2004)
    Anthony Bull CBE CStJ (18 July 1908 – 23 December 2004) was a British transport engineer and was president of the Institute of Transport. ...  more
  • 10

    Arthur Alfred Lynch

    Dec. at 72 (1861-1934)

    BirthplaceSmythesdale, Australia

    Arthur Alfred Lynch (16 October 1861 – 25 March 1934) was an Irish Australian civil engineer, physician, journalist, author, soldier, anti-imperialist and polymath. He served as MP in the UK House of...  more
  • 11

    Basil Mott

    Dec. at 78 (1859-1938)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet FRS (16 September 1859 – 7 September 1938) was one of the most notable English civil engineers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was responsible for some of...  more
  • 12

    Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover

    Dec. at 64 (1802-1867)
    Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (8 November 1802 – 27 April 1867), known as Sir Benjamin Hall between 1838 and 1859, was a Welsh civil engineer and politician. The famous "Big Ben" may have been...  more
  • 13

    Bhushan Lal Karihaloo

    Age: 78
    Bhushan Lal Karihaloo, FIEAus MASME FASCE (born September 1943, Srinagar, Kashmir) is a professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering. He is head of the Institute of Theoretical,...  more
  • 14

    Brodie Henderson

    Dec. at 67 (1869-1936)
    Sir Brodie Haldane Henderson, KCMG, CB (6 March 1869 – 28 September 1936) was a British civil engineer. Henderson was primarily a railway engineer who worked for many railroad corporations across...  more
  • 15

    Bruce White

    Age: 136
    Brigadier Sir Bruce Gordon White, KBE, FCGI, FICE, FIEE (1885-1983) was one of the leading British consulting engineers of his generation. Son of the engineer Robert White (1842-1925), Bruce White...  more
  • 16

    Charles Blacker Vignoles

    Dec. at 82 (1793-1875)

    BirthplaceCounty Wexford, Republic of Ireland

    Charles Blacker Vignoles (31 May 1793 – 17 November 1875) was an influential British railway engineer, and eponym of the Vignoles rail....  more
  • 17

    Charles Bressey

    Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)

    BirthplaceWanstead, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Herbert Bressey, CB, CBE (3 January 1874 – 14 April 1951) was an English civil engineer and surveyor who specialised in road design. Bressey was Chief Engineer for Roads at the Ministry...  more
  • 18

    Charles Collier Michell

    Dec. at 57 (1793-1851)

    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Collier Michell, later known as Charles Cornwallis Michell, was a British soldier, first surveyor-general in the Cape, road engineer, architect, artist and naturalist....  more
  • 19

    Charles Douglas Fox

    Dec. at 81 (1840-1921)

    BirthplaceSmethwick, United Kingdom

    Sir (Charles) Douglas Fox (14 May 1840 – 13 November 1921) was an English civil engineer....  more
  • 20

    Charles Hawksley

    Age: 182

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    Charles Hawksley (1839–1917) was a British civil engineer. Hawksley was born in Nottingham, England in 1839 and was the son of civil engineer Thomas Hawksley. He studied at University College London...  more
  • 21

    Charles Hutton Gregory

    Dec. at 80 (1817-1898)

    BirthplaceWoolwich, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Hutton Gregory (14 October 1817 – 10 January 1898) was an English civil engineer. He was president of the Institution of Civil Engineers between December 1867 and December 1869.Charles...  more
  • 22

    Charles Inglis

    Dec. at 76 (1875-1952)

    BirthplaceWorcester, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Edward Inglis, OBE, FRS (; 31 July 1875 – 19 April 1952) was a British civil engineer. The son of a doctor, he was educated at Cheltenham College and won a scholarship to King's College,...  more
  • 23

    Charles Langbridge Morgan

    Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)

    BirthplaceWorcester, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Langbridge Morgan (1 January 1855 – 9 November 1940) CBE (1 January 1855 – 9 November 1940) was a British civil engineer. A railways engineer he spent his early career on several railway...  more
  • 24

    Clement Hindley

    Dec. at 69 (1874-1944)
    Sir Clement Daniel Maggs Hindley (19 December 1874 – 3 May 1944) was a British civil engineer. Hindley spent much of his life working in Bengal for the East Indian Railway Company eventually...  more
  • 25

    David Anderson

    Age: 141


    Sir David Anderson (1880–1953) was a Scottish civil engineer and lawyer.Anderson was born in 1880 at Leven, Fife, Scotland. In 1921, on his return from Army service, Anderson joined a partnership...  more