Telford Medal

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Telford Medal, in Lake Biwa Canal Museum of Kyoto, Japan

The Telford Gold Medal is the highest prize awarded by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for a paper, or series of papers; it was introduced in 1835 following a bequest made by Thomas Telford, the ICE's first president.


In 1834 Scottish civil engineer and the Institution of Civil Engineers' first President (1820-1834), Thomas Telford died, leaving in his will his library of technical works to the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as a bequest of £2000; the interest from which was to be used to for the purpose of Annual Premiums. The council of the institute decided to expend the premiums on both honorary and monetary rewards, the honorary awards being named "Telford Medals", which would be awarded in gold, silver and bronze forms. Suitable candidates for the awards were submitters of drawings, models, diagrams or essays relating to civil engineering or any other new equipment of invention relating to engineering or surveying in general, which is regarded as most seminal and influential. The awards were to be open to both Englishmen and foreigners equally.[1] After provision for the Telford Medal, the remaining income is used for up to four annual prizes for papers presented to the Institution.[2]

The inaugural gold award was given in June 1837 to John Timperley for his account of the history and construction of the town docks of the Port of Kingston upon Hull, published in volume 1 of the Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers; the medals carried an image of Telford on one side, and of his Menai Bridge on the reverse. The bust of Telford was a design by William Wyon and the medal is also signed "J. S. and A. B. Wyon" a collaboration of Joseph Shepherd Wyon and his brother, Alfred Benjamin Wyon. John Macneill, James M. Rendel, Michael A. Borthwick, Peter Barlow, and Benedetto Albano received silver awards in the same session.[3]


Telford Medal[edit]

The Telford gold medal is issued generally once a year. See below for the Telford Premium of which a larger number (up to 10, may be issued each year in the silver and bronze categories).

21st Century[edit]

  • 2014 Giannakopoulos Brian A., Kaye, Nigel B. and Hunt Gary R. (2014) The influence of room geometry on the overturning of smoke owing to a floor fire; )[4]
  • Ashley, V. B.; Earp, J. E.; Coates, D. J.; Ashworth, R. (2011). "The accelerator-driven thorium reactor power station". Proceedings of the ICE - Energy. 164 (3): 127. doi:10.1680/ener.2011.164.3.127. 
  • 2010 Huerta, S. (2010). "The safety of masonry buttresses". Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering History and Heritage. 163: 3. doi:10.1680/ehah.2010.163.1.3. 
  • 2009 (Gold) Hoult, N.; Fidler, P.; Middleton, C.; Soga, K.; Maksimović, Č.; Graham, N.; Stoianov, I.; Bennett, P. J. (2009). "Wireless sensor networks: Creating 'smart infrastructure'". Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 162 (3): 136. doi:10.1680/cien.2009.162.3.136. 
  • Vardy, A. E. (2008). "Generation and alleviation of sonic booms from rail tunnels". Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering and Computational Mechanics. 161 (3): 107. doi:10.1680/eacm.2008.161.3.107. 
  • 2007 Prof. Dr. Michael B. Abbott for his paper "Managing the inner world of infrastructure"
  • 2006 "Aznalcóllar Dam failure"
    • Alonso, E. E.; Gens, A. (2006). "Aznalcóllar dam failure. Part 1: Field observations and material properties". Géotechnique. 56 (3): 165. doi:10.1680/geot.2006.56.3.165. 
    • Gens, A.; Alonso, E. E. (2006). "Aznalcóllar dam failure. Part 2: Stability conditions and failure mechanism". Géotechnique. 56 (3): 185. doi:10.1680/geot.2006.56.3.185. 
    • Alonso, E. E.; Gens, A. (2006). "Aznalcóllar dam failure. Part 3: Dynamics of the motion". Géotechnique. 56 (3): 203. doi:10.1680/geot.2006.56.3.203. 
  • 2005 Sharman, H. (2005). "Why wind power works for Denmark" (PDF). Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 158 (2): 66. doi:10.1680/cien.2005.158.2.66. 
  • 2004 Sellin, R. H. J.; Van Beesten, D. P. (2004). "Conveyance of a managed vegetated two-stage river channel". Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 157: 21. doi:10.1680/wama.2004.157.1.21. 
  • 2003 Wheeler, S. J.; Buisson, M. S. R.; Sharma, R. S. (2003). "Coupling of hydraulic hysteresis and stress–strain behaviour in unsaturated soils". Géotechnique. 53: 41. doi:10.1680/geot.2003.53.1.41. 
  • 2002 Zdravković, L.; Potts, D. M.; Hight, D. W. (2002). "The effect of strength anisotropy on the behaviour of embankments on soft ground". Géotechnique. 52 (6): 447. doi:10.1680/geot.2002.52.6.447. 
  • 2001 Batten, M.; Powrie, W. (2000). "Measurement and analysis of temporary prop loads at Canary Wharf underground station, east London". Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering. 143 (3): 151. doi:10.1680/geng.2000.143.3.151. 
  • 2000 Professor Scott Sloan, ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Hai-Sui Yu Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham[5]

20th Century[edit]

  Gold   Silver   Bronze

Year Name Paper
1999 Graham W Plant and Douglas E Oakervee Hong Kong International Airport - civil engineering design[6]
1998 David Potts, Peter Vaughan, Nebojsa Kovacevic Delayed collapse of cut slopes in stiff clay.[7][8]
1994 R.P.J. Clarke and C.N. MacKenzie Clarke, R. P. J.; MacKenzie, C. N. P. (1994). "Overcoming Ground Difficulties at Tooting Bec. (Winner of 1995 Telford Medal)". Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 102 (6): 60. doi:10.1680/icien.1994.27270. 
c.1993 E.E. Alonso, A. Gens, A. Lloret Alonso, E. E.; Gens, A.; Lloret, A. (1993). "The landslide of Cortes de Pallas, Spain". Géotechnique. 43 (4): 507. doi:10.1680/geot.1993.43.4.507. 
1993 A.R. Flint Strengthening and Refurbishment of The Severn Crossing
  • 1992 Flint, A. R. (1992). "Strengthening and Refurbishment of the Severn Crossing. (Joint Winner of 1993 Telford Medal)". Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 92 (2): 57. doi:10.1680/icien.1992.18768. 
  • 1992 Flint, A. R. (1992). "Strengthening and Refurbishment of Severn Crossing. Part 2: Design. (Joint Winner of 1993 Telford Medal)". Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings. 94: 7. doi:10.1680/istbu.1992.18140. 
1991 David Potts [7]
1986 D DROY, A MCGOWN, DC MANN, TELFORD, ROWE A8 Port Glasgow Eastern Section: Design and Construction.
1985 R.C. Bridle, P.R.Vaughan, H.N.Jones Bridle, R. C.; Vaughan, P. R.; Jones, H. N. (1985). "Empingham Dam - Design, Construction and Performance". ICE Proceedings. 78 (2): 247. doi:10.1680/iicep.1985.1002. 
1976 Sir Alan Muir Wood [9]
1973 John Vernon Bartlett [10]
1971 John Vernon Bartlett [11]
1968 Letitia Chitty [12]
1968 P.W. Rowe Rowe, P. W. (1968). "Summary. The Influence of Geological Features of Clay Deposits on the Design and Performance of Sand Drains". ICE Proceedings. 39 (3): 465. doi:10.1680/iicep.1968.8075. 
1968 Geoffrey Binnie [13]
1962 Baron Henry Chilvers [14]
1958 Gerald Lacey `regime theory' for the design of major irrigation canals and Stable Channel Flow.[15]*Colquhoun, C. B. H. (1949). "The Brabazon Assembly Hall at Filton. (Includes Plates Appendices and Photographs)". Journal of the ICE. 32 (5): 4. doi:10.1680/IJOTI.1949.13079. 
1948 Alexander Mitchell Screw-piles [16]
1935 B. M. Hellstrom [17]
c.1934 J.J.C Bradfield Bradfield, J. J. C. (1934). "The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Approaches. (Abridged). (Includes Photograph)". Minutes of the Proceedings. 238 (1934): 310. doi:10.1680/imotp.1934.15305. 
1928 Sydney Lionel Rothery A.M.I.C.E., paper describing the salient engineering features of an international irrigation project in California, United States, and in Lower California, Mexico.[18]
 ? William W. Harts [19]
c.1928 O. Faber Faber, O. (1928). "Plastic Yield, Shrinkage, and Other Problems of Concrete, and Their Effect on Design". Minutes of the Proceedings. 225 (1928): 27. doi:10.1680/imotp.1928.14232. 
1915 James R. Forgie "The Laxaxalpam Aqueduct Tunnels in Mexico". Minutes of the Proceedings, 200 (1915)[20]
1911 Francis Collingwood Repairs to the Allegheny Bridge [21]
1910 Adam Hunter and Francis Charles Buscarlet Queen Alexandra Bridge over the River Wear, Sunderland.
1907 Dugald Clerk [22]
1907-1908 William Barclay Parsons   'The New York Rapid- Transit Subway.' [23]
1905-1906 George Alfred Denny   'Design and Working of Gold-Milling Equipment, with special reference to the Witwatersrand.' [24]
1904-1905 Lord Brassey   'Shipbuilding for the Navy.' [25]
Charles Stuart Russell Palmer   'Coolgardie Water-Supply.' [25]
1902 W. M. Mordey [26]
1901 W. Beckett Beckett, W. T. C. (1901). "The Bridges over the Orissa Rivers on the East Coast Extension of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway. (Including Appendix and Plate at Back of Volume)". Minutes of the Proceedings. 145 (1901): 2681. doi:10.1680/imotp.1901.18573. 

19th Century[edit]

  Gold   Silver   Bronze

Year Name Paper
1897-1898 Arthur Henry Preece 'The Electricity Supply of London'[27]
1896-1897 Herbert Alfred Humphrey 'The Mond Gas-Producer Plant and its Application.'[28]
Colonel John Pennycuick 'The Diversion of the Periyar'[28]
Edward Clapp Shankland 'Steel Skeleton Construction in Chicago'[28]
Thomas Holgate 'The Enrichment of Coal-Gas'[28]
Dugald Drummond   'Investigation into the Use of Progressive High Pressures in Non-compound Locomotive Engines'[28][29]
1895-1896 Matthew Henry Phineas Riall Sankey 'The Thermal Efficiency of Steam-Engines'[30]
James Alfred Ewing 'The Magnetic Testing of Iron and Steel'[30]
John Oliver Arnold 'The Influence of Carbon on Iron.'[30]
George Henry Hill 'The Thirlmere Works for the Water-Supply of Manchester'[30]
1893-1894 William John Bird Clerke construction of the masonry dam at Tansa[31]
1892-1893 Peter William Willans 'Steam Engine Trials'[32]
Mathew Buchan Jamieson and John Howell 'Mining and Ore-Treatment at Broken Hill, New South Wales'[32]
George Shattuck Morison 'The Eiver Piers of the Memphis Bridge'[32]
Bobert Grordon 'Hydraulic Work in the Irawadi Delta'[32]
Alan Brebner 'Helative Powers of Lighthouse Lenses'[32]
1891-1892 Francis Fox 'The Hawarden Bridge'
Alfred Weeks Szlumper   [33]
Thomas Hudson Beare "The Building-Stones of Great Britain: their Crushing Strength and other Properties".[34]
1889-1890 John Robinson 'The Barry Dock Works including the Hydraulic Machinery and the Mode of Tipping Coal'
1888-1889 Gisbert Kapp 'Alternate Current Machinery'
Edgar Worthington   [35]
1887-1888 Robert Allen Hadfield 'Manganese in its Application to Metallurgy’ and Some Newly discovered Properties of Iron and Manganese'[36]
Edward Hopkinson 'Electrical Tramway: the Bessbrook and Newry Tramway'[36]
Josiah Pierce Jun 'The Economic Use of the Plane-Table in Topographical Surveying'[36]
1885-1886 Gisbert Kapp 'Modern Continuous Current Dynamo-Electric Machines and their Engines'[37]
Charles Edmund Stromeyer ‘The Injurious Effect of a Blue Heat on Steel and Iron’ [37]
Eeveson Francis Yernon-Harcourt 'The River Seine'[37]
1883-1884 Thomas Andrews 'Wear of Steel Rails on Bridges'
1882-1883 Ralph Hart Tweddell 'On Machine-Tools, and other Labour-saving Appliances, worked by Hydraulic-Pressure,'[38]
William Anderson 'Antwerp Waterworks'
George Howard [39]
1880-1881 Benjamin Walker 'Machinery for Steel Making by Bessemer and Siemens Processes.' [40]
1879-1880 James Bower Mackenzie 'The Avonmouth Dock.'[41]
Adam Fettiplace Blandy 'Dock Gates'[41]
1877-1878 Frederick Augustus Abel [42]
1874-1875 George Deacon 'On the Constant and Intermittent Supply of Water'[43]
1873-1874 Bindon Blood Stoney 'On the construction of Harbour and Marine Works'[44]
Richard Christopher Rapier 'On the Fixed Signals of Railways'
Joseph Prestwich 'On the Geological Conditions affecting the Construction of a Tunnel between England and France'[45]
1872-1873 Bradford Leslie 'Account of the Bridge over the Gorai River, on the Goalundo Extension of the Eastern Bengal Railway' [46]
Carl Wilhelm Siemens 'Pneumatic Despatch Tubes'[46]
William Bell   'On the Stresses of Rigid Arches, Continuous beams and Curved Structures'[46]
John Herbert Latham 'The Soonkesala Canal of the Madras Irrigation and Canal Company'[46]
George Gordon 'The Value of Water and its Storage and Distribution in Southern Indoa'[46]
1870-1871 Edward Dobson 'Memoir on the Public Works of the Province of Canterbury, New Zealand. (Includes Plates and Appendix)'[47]
Thomas Sopwith 'the Dressing of Lead Ores'[47]
James Nicholas Douglass 'The Wolf Rock Lighthouse'[47]
1869-1870 Jules Gaudard 'On the Present State of Knowledge as to the Strength and Resistance of Materials'[48]
William Shelford 'On the Outfall of the River Humber'[48]
Zerah Colborne 'On American Locomotives and Rolling Stock'[48]
Thomas Nesham Kirkham 'Experiments on the Standards of Comparison employed for Testing the Illuminating Power of Coal Gas'[48]
John Ellacott 'Description of the Low Water Basin at Birkenhead'[48]
David Thomas Ansted 'On the Lagoons and Marshes of certain parts of the Shores of the Mediterranean'[48]
1868-1869 George Higgin 'Irrigation in Spain chiefly in reference to the Construction of the Henares and Esla Canals in that Country'[49]
Christer Peter Sandberg 'On the manufacture and Wear of Rails'[49]
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Pierce Lyons O’Connell 'On the Relation of the Fresh Water Floods of Rivers to the Areas and Physical Features of their Basins'[49]
William Wilson 'Description of the Victoria Bridge on the line of the Victoria Station and Pimloco Railway'[49]
Charles Douglas 'On New Railways at Battersea; with the Widening of the Victoria Bridge and Approaches to the Victoria Station'[49]
John Wolfe Barry 'On the City Terminus Extension of the Charring Cross Railway'[49]
1866-1867 James Timmins Chance 'On Optical Apparatus used in Lighthouses'[50]
Edward Byrne 'Removal of Organic and Inorganic Substances in Water'[50]
George Biddell Airy Astronomer Royal 'On the use of the Suspension Bridge with Stiffened Roadway for Railway and other Bridges of Great Span' [50]
1865-1866 Richard Price Williams [51]
Calcott Reilly 'On Uniform Stress in Girder Work, illustrated by reference to two bridges recently built'[52]
Edwin Clark The Hydraulic Lift Graving Dock [51][53]
Robert Manning The flow of water off the ground in the Woodburn District near Carrickfergus[51][54]
1864-1865 Matthew Digby Wyatt the construction of the exhibition building[55]
Charles Tilston Bright [56]
1863-1864 John Brunton 'Description of the Line and Works of the Scinde Railway'[57]
James Robert Mosse 'On American Timber Bridges'[57]
Zerah Colburn 'On American Iron Bridges'[57]
Harrison Hayter 'On the Charing Cross Bridge'[57]
1861-1862 William Henry Preece 'On the Maintenance and Durability of Submarine Cables in Shallow Waters'[58]
George Parker Bidder 'The National Defences'[58]
Francis Fox 'On the Results of Trials of Varieties of Iron permanent Way'[58]
1859-1860 James John Berkeley 'On Indian Railways, with a description of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway'[59]
Richard Boxall Grantham On Arterial Drainage and Outfalls' [59]
1858-1859 Robert Mallet 'on the Coefficients of Elasticity and Rupture in Wrought Iron.'[60][61]
Sir Henry Bessemer [62] The Bessemer Process [61][63]
Michael Scott 'Description of the breakwater at the Port of Blyth and of improvements in breakwaters applicable to harbours of refuge'[61]
William Joseph Kingsbury 'Description of the entrance, entrance lock and jetty walls of the Victoria (London) docks'[61]
1857-1858 James Atkinson Longridge 'On submersing telegraph cables'[64]
George Robertson 'An Investigation into the Theory and Practice of Hydraulic Mortar'[64]
James Henderson 'on the Methods generally employed in Cornwall in dressing Tin and Copper Ores'[64]
Robert Jacomb-Hood 'On the Arrangement and Construction of Railway Stations'[64]
Major-General George Borlase Tremenheere 'On public works in the Bengal Presidency'[64]
Alfred Giles 'On the Construction of the Southampton Docks'[64]
1856-1857 Daniel Kinnear Clark 'On the Improvement of Railway Locomotive Stock'[65]
Robert Hunt 'On Electro-Magnetism as a Motive Power'[65]
George Rennie 'On the Employment of Rubble Beton, or Concrete, in Works of Engineering or Architecture'[65]
William Bridges Adams 'On the Varieties of Permanent Way, practically used, or tried, on Railways'[65]
1855-1856 John Murray 'On the Progressive Construction of the Sunderland Docks'[66]
John Mortimer Heppel 'On the relative proportions of the Top, Bottom, and Middle Webs of Iron Gurders nd Tubes'[66]
Henry Robinson 'On the Past and Present Condition of the River Thames'[66]
Charles Robert Drysdale 'On Steep Gradients of Railways and the Locomotives employed'[66]
Frederick M. Kelly 'On the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the practicability of a Ship Canal without Locks, by the Valley of the Atrato'[66]
1854-1855 Edward Ellis Allen   'On the Comparative Cost of Transit, by Steam and Sailing Colliers, and on the Different Modes of Ballasting'[35][67]
James Barton 'On the Economic Distribution of Material in the Sides, or Vertical Portion of Wrought-Iron Beams'[67]
Richard Alexander Robinson 'On the Application of the Screw Propeller, to the Larger Class of Sailing Vessels'[67]
Joseph Phillips 'Description of the Iron Roof, in one Span, over theJoint Railway Station, New Street, Birmingham'[67]
1853-1854 Nethaniel Beardmore 'Description of the Navigation and Drainage Works, recently executed on the Tidal portion of the River Lea'[68]
Andrew Henderson 'On the Speed and other properties of Ocean Steamers and on the measurement of Ships for Tonnage'[68]
John Pigott Smith 'On Macadamised Roads, for the Streets of Towns'[68]
Alfred Charles Hobbs 'On the Principles and Construction of Locks'[68]
James Yates 'On the means of attaining to Uniformity in European Measures, Weights and Coins'[68]
1852-1853 John Coode 'Description of the Chesil Bank' [69]
Daniel Kinnear Clark 'Experimental Investigation of the Principles of the Boilers of Locomotive Engines'[69]
William Alexander Brooks 'On the Improvement of Tidal Navigation and Drainages'[69]
John Barker Huntington 'Observations on Salt Water, and its application to the Generation of Steam'[69]
Harry Potter Burt 'On the Nature and Properties of Timber, with notices of several methods now in use for its preservation from Decay'[69]
Thomas Duncan 'Description of the Liverpool Corporation Water Works'[69]
Charles William Siemens 'On the Conversion of Heat into Mechanical Effect'[69]
Benjamin Cheverton 'On the use of Heated Air as a Motive Power'[69]
James Barrett 'On the Construction of Fire Proof Buildings'[69]
1851-1852 Captain Mark Huish   'On Railway Accidents'[70]
Braithwaite Poole   'On the Economy of Railways ‘ [70]
Colonel Samuel Colt   'On Applications of Machinery to the Manufacture of Rotating Chamber-breech Fire-arms and the peculiarities of those Arms'[70]
Frederick Richard Window   'On the Electric Telegraph and the principal improvements in its construction'[70]
Charles Coles Adley   'On the History, Theory and Practice of the Electric Telegraph'[70]
Eugene Bourdon   'Description of the new Metalic Manometer and other instruments for measuring Pressures and Temperatures'[70]
Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (d’Évreux)   'Description of a new Diaphragm Steam Generator'[70]
George Frederick White   'Observations on Artificial or Portland Cement'[70]
1850-1851 Samuel Clegg   'On Foundations, Natural and Artificial'[71]
Matthew Digby Wyatt   'On the Construction of the Building for the Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations 1851'[71]
Henry Swinburne   'Account of the Sea Walls at Penmaen Wayr, on the line of the Chester and Holyhead Railway'[71]
George Barclay Bruce   'Description of the Bridge built over the River Tweed, on the line of the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway'[71][72]
John Hughes   'On the Pheumatic method adopted in constructing the Foundations of the new Bridge across the Medway, at Rochester'[71]
William Price Struve Hughes   'On the Ventilation of Collieries, theoretically and practically considered'[71]
1849-1850 William George Armstrong   [71][73]
William Henry Barlow   'On the Construction of the Permanent Way of Railways'[71]
William Taylor   'On the Street Paving of the Metropolis'[71]
George Benjamin Thorneycroft   'On the Manufacture of Malleable Iron and on the strength of Railway Axles'[71]
Rev James Charles Clutterbuck   'On the periodical alternations and progressive permanent depression of the Chalk-water Level under London'[71]
John Chubb   'On the Construction of Locks and Keys'[71]
Richard Turner   'Description of the Iron Roof over the Lime Street Station, Liverpool'[71]
Lt Col John Augustus Lloyd   'On the facilities for the construction of a Ship Canal across the Isthmus of Panama'[71]
Edward Cowper   'On Printing Machines' [71]
John Patton   'Description of the Southend Pier and treatise on the habits of the Toredo navalis'[71]
1849 John Thornhill Harrison   'Observations on the Obstructions to Navigation in Tidal Rivers'[74]
Colonel Harry David Jones   'Description and drawings of the Bridge at Athlone'[74]
Robert Benson Dockray   'Description and drawings of the Camden Station, London and North Western Railway’ [74]
1848 John Thornhill Harrison   'Observations on the Causes that are in constant operation, tending to alter the Outline of Coats, to effect the Entrances of Rivers and Harbours, and to form Shoals and Deeps in the bed of the Sea'[75]
Right Honourable the Earl of Lovelace   'On Harbours of Refuge'[75]
Alexander Mitchell   ‘On Submarine Foundations, particularly the Screw Pile and Mooring’ [75]
Frederick Ransome   'On the production of Artificial Stone, by the combination of Silica, in a liquid form, with Sand and other materials'[75]
1847 George Briant Wheeler Jackson   'Account of the GreatNorth Holland Canal'[76]
Joshua Richardson   'On the Ventilation of Mines'[76]
John Murray   'Account of the progressive improvements in Sunderland Harbour and the River Wear'[76]
Joseph Glynn   'Review of the plans that have been proposed for connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by a Navigable Canal'[76]
Charles Frodsham   'On the Laws of Isochronism of the Balance Spring, as connected with the higher order of adjustment of Watches and Chronometers'[76]
1846 William Henry Barlow   'On the existence (practically) of the line of equal Horizontal Thrust in Arches'[77]
George Snell   'On the Stability of Arches'[77]
Wyndham Harding   'On the Resistance to Railway Trains at different velocities'[77]
Edward Leader Williams   'Description of the Improvements of the River Severn'[77]
William Parkes   'On the estuary of the River Severn'[77]
William West   'On Water for Locomotive Engines'[77]
Dr Louis Antoine Ritterbandt   'Description of a method of preventing the Incrustation of Steam Boilers'[77]
1845 Philip Chilwell De La Garde   'Memoir of the Canal at Exeter from 1563 to 1724'[78]
George Edwards   'On blasting Marl Rocks under water in the River Severn'[78]{
1844 William Fairbairn   'On the properties of Iron Ores of Samakoff, in Turkey.'[79]
John Murray   'Descriptions and drawings of the removal of the lighthouse on the north pier at Sunderland'[79]
James Bremner   'On Pulteney Town Harbour "Secret Harbour" A new Piling Engine' and 'an Apparatus for floating large stones for Harbour Works'[79]
Andrew Murray   'On the construction and proper proportions of Steam Boilers'[79]
Alexander Angus Croll   'On the purification of Coal Gas'[79]
James Braidwood   ‘The means of rendering large supplies of Water available in cases of Fire etc’ [79]
Jacob Samuda   'Account of the Atmospheric Railway'[79]
Charles Hutton Gregory   'On Railway Cuttings and Embankments'[79]
Captain William Searth Moorsom   'Description and drawings of the Avon Bridge at Tewkesbury'[79]
Thomas Grissell   'Description and Model of the Scaffolding used in erecting the Nelson Column'[79]
Charles Manby   'History of the Canal and Sluices at Katwyk' and 'Description and works of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Railway'[79]
1843 Frederick Walter Simms   On the application of horsepower to raising water etc.[80]
William Pole   'On the friction of Steam Engines etc.'[80]
Thomas Oldham   'Descriptions and drawings of the Automaton Balance invented by Mr Cotton and used at the Bank of England for weighing sovereigns'[80]
1842 Robert Thomas Atkinson   'On the sinking and tubbing or coffering of pits, as practiced in the Coal Districts of the North of England'[81]
William Cotton   'Memoir of Captain Huddart'[81]
Chevalier Frederik Willem Conrad   'History of the Canal of Katwyk (Holland), with an account of the principal Works upon it'[81]
James John Wilkinson   'Historical Account of the various kinds of Sheathing for Vessels'[81]
1841 John Frederick Bateman   'account of the bann reservoirs, county down, ireland'[82]
Samuel Seaward   'the action of auxiliary steam power to sailing vessels upon long voyages'[82]
Benjamin Green   'description of the arched timber viaducts on the newcastle and south shields railway'[82]
Thomas Sopwith   'the construction and use of geological models in connection with civil engineering'[82]
Dr Charles Schafhaeutl   'a new universal photometer' 'on the circumstances under which the explosions of steam boilers frequently occur'[82]
1840 James Leslie   'Account of the Works of Dundee Harbour'[83]
Robert Mallet   'On the Corrosion of Cast and Wrought Iron in Water'[83]
Charles Bourns   'On Setting-out Railway Curves'[83]
Henry Chapman   'Description and Drawings of a Machine for describing the Profile of a Road'[83]
Henry Renton   'Description and Drawing of a Self-acting Wasteboard on the River Ouse'[83]
1839 Edward Woods   'the forms of locomotive engines' [84]
John Edward Jones   'Sewage at Westminster'[84]
Charles Hood   'Warming and ventilating buildings'[84]
Charles Wye Williams   'the properties and application of turf and turf coke'[84]
Lieutenant Frederick Pollock   'coffre dam at westminster bridge'[84]
Robert William Mylne   'the well sunk by the new river company at their reservoir at the hampstead road'[84]
John Baldry Redman   'Description and drawings of Bow Bridge'[84]
1838 Isambard Kingdom Brunel   Invention of the shield at the Thames Tunnel[85]
John Pinchbeck   drawing of the shield at the Thames Tunne [85]
Eugenius Birch   drawing of Huddart's rope machinery [85]
George Drysdale Dempsey   drawing of Huddart's rope machinery[85]
James Green   Canal Lifts on the Great Western Canal[85]
Francis Whishaw   'History of Westminster Bridge'[85]
Lieutenant Denison   'On the strength of American timber'[85]
Thomas Wicksteed   'on the Effective Pressure of Steam in the Cornish Condensing Engine'[85]
William Jory Henwood   'on the Expansive Action of Steam in the Cylinder of some of the Cornish Engines'[85]
Josiah Parkes   'On the Evaporation of Water from Steam Boilers'[85]
Francis Bramah   'On the strength of Cast Iron'[85]
James Meadows Rendel   Particulars of the Construction of the Floating Bridge Lately Established Across the Hamoaze, Between Torpoint in the County of Cornwall and Devonport in Devonshire. (Including Plates)[85]
Stephen Ballard   'Drawing and account of the Pont-y-tu Prydd Bridge, in South Wales'[85][86]
1836 John Timperley   An Account of the Harbour and Docks at Kingston-Upon-Hull. (Including Plates) [87][88]
James Meadows Rendel   'Particulars on the Construction of Lary Bridge, Near Plymouth (Including Plate)'[89]
John Macneill   'Canal Boat experiments'[89]
Michael Andrews Borthwick   'Iron Piling'[89]
Benedetto Albano   'the stone bridge over the Dora at Turin'[88][89]
Peter W. Barlow   'Theoretical Investigation on the Form of Lock Gates'[88][89]
William Gravatt   'Improvement on the Spirit Level'[88]

Telford Premium[edit]

Telford Premiums are issued initially as a monetary or book award with multiple awards in most years, some of the awards also going to Medal winners.

  • 1897 Colonel John Pennycuick "The Diversion of the Periyar." [90]
  • 1897 Edward Clapp Shankland "Steel Skeleton Construction in Chicago." [90]
  • 1897 Thomas Holgate "The Enrichment of Coal-Gas." [90]
  • 1897 Dugald Drummond "Investigation into the Use of Progressive High Pressures in Non-compound Locomotive Engines."[90][91]
  • Alexander Pelham Trotter "The Distribution and Measurement of Illumination" [92]
  • 1955 Terence Patrick O'Sullivan "The Strengthening of Steel Structures Under Load" [93]


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