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George Leather

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Stanley Ferry Aqueduct, designed by George Leather

George Leather (1786-1870) of Bradford

1786 Born son of George Leather (1748-1818)

1809 Married Sarah Wignell

With his father (also George) he was responsible for colliery railways for the Fenton family of Rothwell Colliery and for the Surrey Iron Railway. Also worked on the Aire and Calder modernisation with his father and surveyed the River Derwent in 1810.

1810 Birth of his son John Wignall Leather

1821 Took over as resident engineer for Goole Docks

George Leather and Son of Leeds designed the Monk, Hunslet and Victoria bridges in Leeds

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

c.1839 Engineer for Goole Docks

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