Sir Joseph Bazalgette
(1819-1891)

Died aged c. 72

Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, CB (/ˈbæzəldʒɛt/; 28 March 1819 – 15 March 1891) was a 19th-century English civil engineer. As chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation (in response to the Great Stink of 1858) of a sewer network for central London which was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics, while beginning the cleansing of the River Thames.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Sir Joseph William Bazalgette 1819-1891 civil engineer lived here

17 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where they lived

The Crossness Engines The restored 1865 Prince Consort Engine was a key part of Joseph Bazalgette's sewage system and is one of four James Watt Rotative Beam Engines still in its original setting. Representing the change from cast iron to steel and the more effective use of steam, it played a key part in freeing London from Cholera and Typhoid.

The Crossness Engines Trust, The Old Works, Crossness Sewage Treament Works, Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, SE2, London, United Kingdom where they Used these rotative beam engines and pumps which were a key part of his sewage system that rid London of cholera and typhoid

The adjacent street light is the last remaining sewer gas destructor lamp in the City of Westminster. Installed in association with Sir Joseph Bazalgette's revolutionary Victoria Embankment sewer, which opened in 1870, this cast iron ornamental lamp standard with original lantern continues to burn off residual biogas.

Carting Lane, London, United Kingdom where they was