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Henry Norris

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Henry Norris (1816–1878) was a British civil engineer

1816 Born in Poplar, London the son of several generations of house carpenters.

He was the resident engineer for lighthouse construction projects under contract to Trinity House from civil engineers Walker and Burges, and later on oversaw the building of Souter Lighthouse, the world's first lighthouse specifically designed & built to be powered by electricity.

1847 Married at Trevose, Cornwall, to Anna Maria Morcumb

1878 He died at Stratford, London and is buried at Tower Hamlets Cemetery

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