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During his time as dock engineer, Foster completed only one dock ([[Prince's Dock, Liverpool]]).  
During his time as dock engineer, Foster completed only one dock ([[Prince's Dock, Liverpool]]).  


He also converted Manchester Basin to an enclosed dock (Manchester Dock) and expanded several other docks including George’s Dock and Queen's Dock. The warehouse at King's Dock was built by Foster
He also converted Manchester Basin to an enclosed dock (Manchester Dock) and expanded several other docks including George’s Dock and Queen's Dock. The warehouse at King's Dock was built by Foster.
 
Adrian Jarvis has described Foster as a man of extraordinary abilities, but of low ethical standards, decribing Foster's regime as 'rotten to the core'. Foster resigned from his role at [[Liverpool Docks]] on 27 March 1824.<ref>'The Liverpool Dock Engineers' by Adrian Jarvis, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996, pp.13-15</ref>


== See Also ==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foster_Sr._(engineer) Wikipedia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foster_Sr._(engineer) Wikipedia]


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Latest revision as of 17:46, 7 December 2016

John Foster (1758-1827) was an English engineer

1786 Birth of son John Foster (1786-1846)

He was Senior Surveyor to the Corporation of Liverpool succeeding Henry Berry.

In the early 1820s he was responsible for the extensive remodelling of Liverpool's Blue Coat School, adding the curved wall and new chapel to the rear.

In 1824 he was succeeded as Senior Surveyor by his son while Jesse Hartley replaced him as dock engineer at Liverpool Dock Trustees.

During his time as dock engineer, Foster completed only one dock (Prince's Dock, Liverpool).

He also converted Manchester Basin to an enclosed dock (Manchester Dock) and expanded several other docks including George’s Dock and Queen's Dock. The warehouse at King's Dock was built by Foster.

Adrian Jarvis has described Foster as a man of extraordinary abilities, but of low ethical standards, decribing Foster's regime as 'rotten to the core'. Foster resigned from his role at Liverpool Docks on 27 March 1824.[1]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Liverpool Dock Engineers' by Adrian Jarvis, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996, pp.13-15