James Mansergh


James Mansergh

Infobox Engineer


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name = James Mansergh
nationality = English
birth_date = 1824
birth_place = Lancaster, Lancashire
death_date = 1905
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discipline = Civil,
institutions = Institution of Civil Engineers (president), Engineering Standards Committee (chairman),
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significant_projects = Claymills Pumping Station, Hury Reservoir, Elan Aqueduct
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James Mansergh (1824 - 1905) was an English civil engineer.

Mansergh was born in Lancaster. He started his career in railway work and then designed many sewage schemes and fresh water schemes.

His most famous projects were:

*Elan Valley Dam and Elan aqueduct for Birmingham, England (water supply).
*Hury Reservoir for Stockton and Middlesbrough, England (water supply).
*Werribee sewage works and farm for Melbourne, Australia.
*Claymills Pumping Station for Burton upon Trent, England (sewage disposal).
*Laid out parts of Ramsey, Isle of Man (drainage).

He was the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1900 to November 1901.Citation | first = Garth | last = Watson| title = The Civils | publisher = London: Thomas Telford Ltd | page = 252
year = 1988 | isbn = 0-727-70392-7
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He was the Chairman of the Engineering Standards Committee which became the British Standards Institution.

External links

* [http://history.powys.org.uk/history/rhayader/mansergh1.html Elan Valley]
* [http://www.claymills.org.uk/ Claymills Archives] Ref 3 1898 Official Guide to Isle-of-Man

References

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