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George Overton

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George Overton (1774-1827)

c. 1814-15 Engineer of the Brinore Tramroad [1]

Pre 1822. He undertook the original surveys for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. He was a Welsh engineer of wide experience. [2]

1825 Author of 'A Description of the Faults or Dykes of the Mineral Basin of South Wales'[3]

1827 Death notice: 'On Friday evening the 2d inst. died, at his residence, Llanthetty Hall, Breconshire, George Overton, Esq. aged 53. His abilities as an engineer were universally acknowledged; his affability of manners, liberality of mind, and charitableness of disposition will long be remembered by an extensive circle of friends, and especially by the surrounding poor.'[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Brinore Tramroad website
  2. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  3. [2] Online version of 'A Description of the Faults or Dykes of the Mineral Basin of South Wales' by George Overton
  4. Hereford Journal, 7 February 1827