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George Leather

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Stanley Ferry Aqueduct, designed by George Leather

George Leather (1786-1870)

Son of George Leather (1748-1818)

Responsible with his father for the colliery railways for the Fenton family of Rothwell Colliery and for the Surrey Iron Railway

1809 Married Sarah Wignell

George Leather and Son of Leeds, who designed Victoria and Monk bridge in Leeds

A Bradford engineer who worked on the Aire and Calder modernisation with his father (also George) and who surveyed the River Derwent in 1810

His son was John Wignall Leather

1828 George Leather of Leeds, Civil Engineer, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1870 He died in his 84th year on April 2nd. Residence: Knosthorpe Hall, near Leeds[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1828 Institution of Civil Engineers
  2. London Standard, 7 April 1870