James Henry Greathead
(1844-1896)

Died aged c. 52

James Henry Greathead (6 August 1844 – 21 October 1896) was a civil engineer renowned for his work on the London Underground railway.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of Overhead Railway, Liverpool, Charles Douglas Fox, and James Henry Greathead red plaque
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Photo of James Henry Greathead blue plaque
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Photo of James Henry Greathead stone plaque
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Liverpool Overhead Railway 1893-1956 Engineers Sir Douglas Fox & J.M. Greathead

George's Dock Building, The Strand, Liverpool, United Kingdom where he engineered

James Henry Greathead 1844–96 Railway and tunnelling engineer lived here 1885-1889

3 St Mary’s Grove, Barnes, SW13, London, United Kingdom where he was

J. H. Greathead Chief Engineer City and South London Railway. Inventor of the Travelling Shield that made possible the cutting of the tunnels of London's deep level tube system

Cornhill, London, United Kingdom where he was