George Marks
(1858-1938)

Died aged c. 80

George Croydon Marks, 1st Baron Marks, CBE (9 June 1858 – 24 September 1938), known as Sir George Marks between 1911 and 1929, was an English engineer, patent agent and Liberal (later Labour) politician.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Engineering Heritage Award The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway The oldest total loss water powered funicular railway in the UK. Designed by George Marks, it has been in continuous operation since 1890. Using the potential energy of water from the West Lyn River and incorporating innovation such as a 'Dead Man's Handle' and fail-safe braking, the railway is an integral part of the local company.

Lynton Village Station - Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynton, United Kingdom where they designed (1887-1890)

Engineering Heritage Award The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway The oldest total loss water powered funicular railway in the UK. Designed by George Marks, it has been in continuous operation since 1890. Using the potential energy of water from the West Lyn River and incorporating innovation such as a 'Dead Man's Handle' and fail-safe braking, the railway is an integral part of the local company.

Lynmouth Bay Station - Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Lynmouth, United Kingdom where they designed (1887-1890)