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Archibald Sutter

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Archibald Sutter (1829-1893)


1894 Obituary [1]

ARCHIBALD SUTTER was born in Edinburgh on the 26th of January, 1829.

At the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to Mr. Thomas Carfrae of that city for five years, during which period he superintended the erection of embankments of the Rivers Almond and Gogar.

In 1854, some four years after the expiration of his pupilage, he started business on his own account in Edinburgh.

Amongst the works carried out from Mr. Sutter’s designs and under his superintendence, the following may be mentioned:- the diversion of the Rivers Devon and Medwyn; the erection of bridges over them in 1856, 1864, and 1870, and the embankment of the former river at Dollar; drainage and waterworks for the town of Clackmannon in 1865-66; branch mineral railways at Tillycoultry and Midcalder in 1867; drainage works at Alloa between Carsebridge and the River Forth in 1868; the Hopetoun waterworks, and the embankment of the Forth between Alloa and Kennet in 1869-70; the Kirkliston reservoir in 1873 ; water supplies for the villages of Penstone and Airth, and a jetty at Alloa in the following year; sea-walls at Pitnlilly in 1877 ; and since 1878 waterworks at Castle Douglas and at Winton, the repair of the pier-head at Dunbar Harbour, Kewliston Bridge, Prestonpans drainage works, Dunbar waterworks extension, and surveys and soundings for the Forth Bridge.....[more]


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