Robert Daglish

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Robert Daglish (December 21, 1779 – December 28, 1865) was a British civil engineer.


He worked at the Haight Foundry.[1]

He managed the Orrell Colliery. In 1812 he built a steam locomotive. He was a surveyor for the Bolton and Leigh Railway.[2]

In 1833, he rebuilt the Novelty steam engine. He was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He died at Orrell.[3]

He is buried at Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland churchyard.[4]

His son was Robert Daglish.


  1. ^ Birch, Alan (2005-11-03). Economic History of the British Iron and Steel Industry. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415382489. 
  2. ^ Marshall, Chapman Frederick (2014-12-16). A History of Railway Locomotives down to the End of the Year 1831. BoD – Books on Demand. ISBN 9783845712871. 
  3. ^ Skempton, A. W. (2002-01-01). A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland: 1500-1830. Thomas Telford. ISBN 9780727729392. 
  4. ^ BBC. "Two Graves and their Occupants". Retrieved 2016-09-08. 

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