City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Sir Joseph Bazalgette CB
Engineer of the London Main Drainage System
and of this Embankment
Born 1819 Died 1891
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine.
Location. 51° 30.387′ N, 0° 7.336′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Northumberland Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Victoria Embankment. Located next to the Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2N 5AQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Plimsoll (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Herman Melville (about 150 meters away); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial (about 150 meters away); William Tyndale (about 180 meters away); York Watergate (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named York Watergate (about 180 Samuel Pepys & etc. (about 210 meters away); Kipling House (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Regarding Sir Joseph Bazalgette CB. Joseph Bazalgette was Chief Engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works from 1858 to 1889. He created the sewer network for central London. His foresight in doubling the diameters of the piping and tunnels enabled the system he designed in the 1860s to still be effective today. Bazalgette himself checked every connection to the sewerage system. The sewerage system was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera, typhus and typhoid epidemics.
Also see . . . Joseph Bazalgette on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.