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William Whitmore

Engineer who as part of Messrs Whitmore & Norton of Birmingham built weighing machines and later worked as engineer on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.

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1799Somerset Coal CanalHe and his partner, Norton, offered to build a balance (or geometrical) lift without payment, on condition that if successful they were to have 17,300 and a royalty of 4 pence per ton of goods passed.
24 June 1816Stratford upon Avon CanalThe canal, for which he was engineer for the extension from Kingswood to Stratford, was opened. This length included three aqueducts the longest of which is Bearley.

 

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