Marriott Ogle Tarbotton

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Marriott Ogle Tarbotton was born in Leeds on 6 December 1834 and died in Nottingham on 6 March 1887. He was Borough Engineer for Nottingham from 1859.


Tarbotton was Borough Engineer at Wakefield from 1855 until he was appointed to the same position in Nottingham in 1859, a position he held until 1880.

He was awarded membership in the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1862.

He culverted the River Leen, a source of disease outbreaks. He also planned and oversaw the construction of the underground sewerage system for the city, the first outside London.[1]

He was responsible for the design of Trent Bridge and Papplewick Pumping Station.

He was engineer to the Nottingham Gas Company.

He was a member of the British Meteorological Society and published detailed weather observations in Nottingham over 12 years.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tarbotton was the eldest son of Samuel Tarbotton (1801 - 1850), Druggist and Drysalter and his wife Grace Ogle (1802-1884).

He married Emma Maria Stanfield (ca. 1832 - 1915) on 8 September 1857.

They had children:

  • Minnie Grace Tarbotton 1861 - 1920
  • Lilian Mary Tarbotton 1863 -
  • Harold Ogle Tarbotton 1869 -

In 1851 he was living in Northallerton in the house of Harry J Hebert (Civil Engineer). In 1871 he was living at 30 Newstead Grove in Nottingham. By 1881 he was living in South Road, The Park, Nottingham.


  1. ^ Pevsner Architectural Guides. Nottingham. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12666-2.
  2. ^ The meteorology of Nottingham for the past 12 years, 1867 to 1878 inclusive ... Marriott Ogle Tarbotton