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name = Sir William Cubitt
nationality = Englishmarker
birth_date = 1785
birth_place = Norfolk
death_date = 1861
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discipline = civil engineer
institutions = Institution of Civil Engineers (president}
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significant_projects = The Crystal Palacemarker Welwyn Viaductmarker
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Sir William Cubitt (1785–1861) was an eminent Englishmarker civil engineer and millwright. Born in Norfolk, England, he was employed in many of the great engineering undertakings of his time. He invented a type of windmill sail and the prison treadwheel, and was employed as chief engineer, at Ransomes of Ipswichmarker, before moving to London. He worked on canals, docks, and railways, and the Crystal Palacemarker at Hyde Park in 1851.

He was president of the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1850 and 1851.

Structures that still exist include:


Cubitt also constructed Penton Lodge, which is located in Penton Mewsey,

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