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Edward Sandeman

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Edward Sandeman (1862-1959)

1901 Awarded the Crampton Prize by the Inst of Civil Engineers

Designed the Derwent Valley Waterworks


1959 Obituary [1]

EDWARD SANDEMAN, M.Sc., who was born on 8 December, 1862, died on 8 February, 1959, at Shaldon, Devon.

He was articled to the late Mr W. B. Bryan, Borough and Water Engineer of Blackburn, in 1880, and was subsequently employed on the Blackburn waterworks extension.

In 1891 he was appointed Water Engineer of Plymouth, and was responsible for the design and construction of the Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. He became the first Chief Engineer to the newly formed Derwent Valley Water Board in 1900, and built the Derwent and Howden reservoirs and other works for the supply of water to the cities of Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, and Sheffield.

In 1912 Mr Sandeman set up in private practice as a consultant specializing in water supply, and designed and constructed numerous works for local authorities, water boards, and water companies throughout Britain. Among the many dams with which his name will always be associated are Burnhope, Silent Valley, Ryburn, and Fernworthy.

He was appointed Associate Professor of Water Supply and Irrigation in the University of Manchester in 1913. The firm of Edward Sandeman and Partners was formed in 1935, and in 1941 became Edward Sandeman, Kennard and Partners....[more]


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