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 James Brindley

James Brindley

Birth
Tunstead, North Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Death 27 Sep 1772 (aged 55–56)
Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Burial Newchapel, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough, Staffordshire, England
Memorial ID 3041 · View Source
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Inventor. Born in Tunstead, England, he was one of the most notable engineers of the 18th Century. He was a pioneer canal builder, who constructed the first English canal of major economic importance. Beginning as a millwright, he designed and built an engine for draining coal pits at Clifton, Lancashire, in 1752. In 1759, he built a 10-mile canal to transport over the River Irwell. His creative new canal lock system was so innovating, he was responsible for a network of canals totaling about 360 miles which helped to hasten the Industrial Revolution. He died at age 56 in Tunstead, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Brindley (1716–27 Sep 1772), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3041, citing St James the Apostle Churchyard, Newchapel, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough, Staffordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .