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Home of Sir Joseph Bazalgette
17 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, London
associated engineer
Sir Joseph William Bazalgette
date  1880
era  Victorian  |  category  Home of Engineer  |  reference  TQ263825
Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819-91), an ex-Navy man of French extraction, was Chief Engineer to London's Metropolitan Board of Works, appointed 1855. His 25 years in office were largely dedicated to the design and construction of a new drainage system for the capital, at a cost of 6.5m, and which is still in use.
Bazalgette incorporated Cubitt's proposals in constructing 83 miles of main sewer; the system ran to 1,300 miles of sewer in total. Bazalgette was also instrumental in road planning and other Metropolitan engineering works that shape London to this day.
He lived at 17 Hamilton Terrace, NW8.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Home of Sir Joseph Bazalgette