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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
Sir Alan Marshall Muir Wood, MA, LLD, DEng, FRS, FREng, FICE was a British civil engineer.

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Alexander Gibb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 86 (1872-1958)
Brigadier-General Sir Alexander Gibb GBE CB FRS was a Scottish civil engineer. Gibb was born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, the son of the civil engineer, Alexander Easton Gibb, and the ...more

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Alexander Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 78 (1845-1923)
Alexander Ross 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 April 1845. He was educated ...more

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Alfred Burges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 90 (1796-1886)
Alfred Burges 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 Burges ...more

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Alfred Lamert Dickens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 38 (1822-1860)
Alfred Lamert Dickens was a younger brother of the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens and a railway engineer.

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Alfred Giles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 79 (1816-1895)
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 ...more

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Allan Quartermaine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Allan Quartermaine Dec. at 90 (1888-1978)
Sir Allan Stephen Quartermaine CBE, MC, BSc was a British civil engineer. Allan Stephen Quartermaine was born in London on 9 November 1888 and was the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in ...more

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Angus Fulton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 83 (1900-1983)
Angus Anderson Fulton CBE FRSE FICE FIME FIEE was a British civil engineer. Fulton was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 10 January 1900. His father was an associate member of the ...more

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Anthony Bull is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 96 (1908-2004)
Anthony Bull CBE CStJ was a British transport engineer and was president of the Institute of Transport.

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Arthur Alfred Lynch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 73 (1861-1934)
Arthur Alfred Lynch was an Irish Australian civil engineer, physician, journalist, author, soldier, anti-imperialist and polymath. He served as MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom ...more

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Basil Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Basil Mott Dec. at 79 (1859-1938)
Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet FRS was one of the most notable English civil engineers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was responsible for some of the most innovative work on tunnels ...more

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Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llano... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 65 (1802-1867)
Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover PC, known as Sir Benjamin Hall between 1838 and 1859, was a British civil engineer and politician.

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Bhushan Lal Karihaloo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Bhushan Lal Karihaloo age 76
Bhushan Lal Karihaloo, FIEAus MASME FASCE is a professor of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering. He is head of the Institute of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics ...more

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Brodie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 67 (1869-1936)
Sir Brodie Haldane Henderson was a British civil engineer. Henderson was primarily a railway engineer who worked for many railroad corporations across South America, Australasia and Africa. He ...more

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Bruce White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Bruce White Dec. at 98 (1885-1983)
Brigadier Sir Bruce Gordon White, KBE, FCGI, FICE, FIEE was one of the leading British consulting engineers of his generation. Son of the engineer Robert White, Bruce White joined his father's ...more

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Charles Blacker Vignoles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 82 (1793-1875)
Charles Blacker Vignoles was an influential British railway engineer, and eponym of the Vignoles rail.

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Charles Bressey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Charles Bressey Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)
Sir Charles Herbert Bressey CB, CBE was a civil engineer and surveyor who specialised in road design. Bressey was Chief Engineer for Roads at the Ministry of Transport from 1921 to 1938. Between ...more

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Charles Collier Michell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 58 (1793-1851)
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

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Charles Douglas Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Charles Douglas Fox Dec. at 81 (1840-1921)
Sir Douglas Fox was an English civil engineer.

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Charles Hawksley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Charles Hawksley Dec. at 78 (1839-1917)
Charles Hawksley 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 and ...more

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Charles Hutton Gregory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Dec. at 81 (1817-1898)
Sir Charles Hutton Gregory KCMG was an English civil engineer. He was president of the Institution of Civil Engineers between December 1867 and December 1869. Charles was the son of Dr Olinthus ...more

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Charles Inglis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Charles Inglis Dec. at 77 (1875-1952)
Sir Charles Edward Inglis, OBE, FRS was a British civil engineer. The son of a doctor, he was educated at Cheltenham College and won a scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he would ...more

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Charles Langbridge Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Charles Langbridge Morgan Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)
Sir Charles Langbridge Morgan CBE was a British civil engineer. Morgan was born in 1855 in Worcester, England. He married Mary Watkins in Australia to which her parents had emigrated. Their son, ...more

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Clement Hindley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
Clement Hindley Dec. at 70 (1874-1944)
Clement Daniel Maggs Hindley was a British civil engineer. Hindley spent much of his life working in Bengal for the East Indian Railway Company eventually becoming their general manager. He also ...more

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David Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Civil Engineers from the United Kingdom
David Anderson Dec. at 73 (1880-1953)
Sir David Anderson 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 with ...more