Sir Basil Mott FRS 1st Baronet
(1859-1938)

Died aged c. 79

Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet FRS (16 September 1859 – 7 September 1938) was one of the most notable English civil engineers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was responsible for some of the most innovative work on tunnels and bridges in the United Kingdom in the 40-year period centred on World War I.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

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Queensway Tunnel. Engineer in chief Sir Basil Mott. Worlds largest underwater road tunnel constructed 1926-1934

above the mouth of the Queensway tunnel, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they built

1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay & Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Hillgate, Gateshead, United Kingdom where they designed

1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Junction of Sandhill and Quayside, west side of Tyne Bridge pillar., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they designed

Wearmouth Bridge. The first Wearmouth Bridge of 1796 proved to be a catalyst for the growth of Sunderland. It was rebuilt in 1857 by Robert Stephenson and again in 1927 when this steel arch bridge was constructed to a design by Mott, Hay and Anderson.

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, United Kingdom where they designed

Tyne Bridge erected by the corporations of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead and the Ministry of Transport. R. Burns Dick, F.R.I.B.A. Architect. Mott, Hay & Anderson, M.M. Inst. C.E. Coode, Fitzmaurice, Wilson & Mitchell, M.M. Inst. C.E. Engineers. Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. Contractors.

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was