James Brindley
(1716-1772)

Died aged c. 56

James Brindley (1716 – 27 September 1772) was an English engineer. He was born in Tunstead, Derbyshire, and lived much of his life in Leek, Staffordshire, becoming one of the most notable engineers of the 18th century.

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Commemorated on 7 plaques

Photo of Old Turn Junction, James Brindley, and Thomas Telford black plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of James Brindley green plaque
Brian Cooper on Flickr
Photo of Francis Egerton, James Brindley, and John Gilbert brushed metal plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr
Photo of John Gilbert, James Brindley, and Francis Egerton black plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr
Photo of James Brindley blue plaque
Brian Cooper on Flickr
Photo of James Brindley and Abraham Bennett white plaque
Peter Turner on Geograph
Photo of Barton Canal Aqueducts and James Brindley red plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr

7 Old Turn Junction (1769) This junction was formed when James Brindley's contour canal of 1769 was joined by Thomas Telford's New Main Line in 1827.

Old Turn Junction (near the NIA), Birmingham, United Kingdom where he was (1768)

James Brindley Canal Engineer worked here 1742-1765

Macclesfield Road, Leek, United Kingdom where he worked (1741-1764)

This Plaque, Presented by Worsley Urban District Council, Commemorates the Opening of The Bridgewater Canal from Worsley to Stretford July 17th 1761 and Records that the Canal was Planned and constructed by Francis Egerton, Third Duke of Bridgewater, John Gilbert, and James Brindley. July 16th 1961

Worsley Road, Worsley, United Kingdom where he was

Worsley The Bridgewater Canal, Completed between 1959 and 1800, was planned and constructed by Francis Egerton 1736-1803 [3rd Duke of Bridgewater] John Gilbert 1724-1795 James Brindley 1716-1772 and many unknown workers. It began the Transport Revolution and so was of major importance in the industrialisation of Britain.

Barton Road, Worsley, United Kingdom where he was

Star Inn. The Stone stretch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was completed in 1771 under the supervision of James Brindley.

21 Stafford Street, Stone, United Kingdom where he was

On these premises 1733-1740 James Brindley, the famous civil engineer and canal builder, served as apprentice to Abraham Bennett.

Sutton, Macclesfield, United Kingdom where he served an apprenticeship

Barton Canal Aqueducts Arch from Brindley's masonry aqueduct of 1761, to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the River Irwell. Replaced 1893 by the unique Swing Aqueduct

Barton Lane, Salford, Manchester, Barton, United Kingdom where he was