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 John Rennie

John Rennie

Birth
East Lothian, Scotland
Death 4 Oct 1821 (aged 60)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot Buried in the Crypt
Memorial ID 20261 · View Source
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Noted British architect born in East Linton, Scotland, in 1761. After working as a millwright he studied at Edinburgh University between 1780 and 1783. He was employed by Boulton & Watt for five years but in 1791 he moved to London where he started his own engineering company. Over the next few years he became a famous bridge-builder. This included Leeds Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Rennie was also responsible for designing and building the docks at Hull, Liverpool, Greenock and Leith and improving the harbours and dockyards at Portsmouth, Chatham and Plymouth. Rennie's last project was London Bridge but it was unfinished when he died in 1821. The bridge was completed by his son, John Rennie

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  • Added: 12 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rennie (7 Jun 1761–4 Oct 1821), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20261, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .