Joseph Cubitt photographed in the 1860s
24 November 1811|
Horning, Norfolk, England
7 December 1872 (aged 61)|
St George Hanover Square, London, England
|Education||Bruce Castle School, Tottenham|
|Parent(s)||Sir William Cubitt|
The son of Sir William Cubitt, he was born in Horning, Norfolk, on 24 November 1811, and was educated at Bruce Castle School, Tottenham. He was trained for the profession of civil engineer by his father.
Cubitt constructed a great part of the London and South-Western Railway, the whole of the Great Northern Railway, the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, the Rhymney Railway, the Oswestry and Newtown Railway, and the Colne Valley Railway. He was appointed engineer to the Oswestry & Newtown Railway on 3 October 1856.
Cubitt was responsible for Weymouth Pier, the extension of the north pier and other works of Great Yarmouth haven, and the new Blackfriars Bridge. He was a member of the Royal Geographical Society, and for many years vice-president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was also a lieutenant-colonel of the Engineer and Railway Staff volunteers.
|Ancestors of Joseph Cubitt|
- "Cubitt, William (1785-1861)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Company minutes, National Archives RAIL 552/1, p167