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Hugh Henshall

Who was Hugh Henshall?

Henshall was born to John Henshall and Anne Cartwright in 1734.

Life and Work

Henshall was an English civil engineer, noted for his work on canals and was the Inspector of Works for the Trent and Mersey Canal which was built in the 1770s. He was born in North Staffordshire and was a student of the canal engineer James Brindley, who was also his brother-in-law.

Henshall died on 16 November 1816 and is buried at St. James, in Newchapel.

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