Robert Stevenson
Selected works
1791 Employed by Thomas Smith, first engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board
1793 Works on construction of Little Cumbrae Lighthouse for Thomas Smith
1794 Works on construction of Pentland Skerries Lighthouse for Thomas Smith
1797 Cloch Lighthouse, Orkney ... with Thomas Smith
1803-04 Inchkeith Lighthouse, Firth of Forth ... with Thomas Smith
1806 Start Point Lighthouse, Orkney ... with Thomas Smith
1807-11 Bell Rock Lighthouse ... with John Rennie senior
1808 Appointed engineer to the Northern Lighhouse Board (12th July), succeeding Thomas Smith
1811-14 Marykirk Bridge, Aberdeenshire
1812 Bell Rock Shore Station, Arbroath
1812 Toward Point Lighhouse, Firth of Clyde
1812 River Dee navigation improvements (parts), Aberdeenshire
1812-14 North Berwick Harbour breakwater report, East Lothian
1813-21 North Carr Rock Beacon, Fife Ness
1814-16 Isle of May Lighthouse, Firth of Forth
1815-17 Corsewall Lighthouse, Stranraer
1815-18 Point of Ayre Upper Lighthouse and Lower Lighthouse, Isle of Man
1815-19 The Regent Arch and Regent Road approach, Edinburgh
1816-17 Lugton Bridge widening, Dalkeith
1818 Calf of Man Lighthouse (two of three towers), Isle of Man
1818 Newton Colliery Wagonway (the 'Edmonstone'), Newton to Little France on the Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh
1818-21 Fraserburgh South Quay, and harbour improvements, Aberdeenshire
1820s Additions to Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, Aberdeenshire
1820s Pentland Skerries Lighthouse rebuild, Pentland Firth
1820s Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse rebuild
1820s Pladda Lighthouse modernization, Arran
1821 Melville Monument, Edinburgh
1821 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Shetland
1824 Eilean Glas Lighthouse new tower, Scalpay, Outer Hebrides
1824-27 Annan Bridge, Dumfries & Galloway
1824-27 Buchan Ness Lighthouse, Aberdeenshire
1825 Rinns of Islay Lighthouse, Inner Hebrides
1825-30 Stonehaven Harbour, Aberdeenshire
1826 Alloa Piers, Clackmannanshire
1826-28 Crail Harbour West Pier, Fife
1828 Cape Wrath Lighthouse, Sutherland
1828-30 Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Dornach and Moray Firths
1828-30 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Stranraer
1829-32 William IV ('New') Bridge, Stirling
1830 Laminated timber arch bridge (unbuilt), Dornach Firth
1830-33 Barra Head Lighthouse, Berneray, Outer Hebrides
1831 Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Pentland Firth
1831-32 Douglas Head Lighthouse, Isle of Man
1831-34 Hutcheson Bridge (demolished), Glasgow
1832 Portland Street Footbridge (demolished), Glasgow
c.1833 Abbey St Bathans Footbridge, Scottish Borders
1833 Girdle Ness Lighthouse, Aberdeen
1833 Lismore Lighthouse, Sound of Mull
1833 Perth Harbour planning, Perth & Kinross
1834 on River Tay navigation improvements
1834-37 Granton Harbour recommendations (not fully implemented) and Granton steam boat pier (supervised by David Stevenson), Edinburgh
1835 Cockenzie Harbour improvements, East Lothian
1839 on River Ribble navigation improvements (implemented by his sons)
1840-42 Allanton Bridge, Scottish Borders
1842 Retires from his position as engineer to the Northern Lighhouse Board
1843 Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh, East Lothian
1843 on Forth River navigation improvements (Stirling to Alloa), initial report 1828
1846 Retires from engineering work
1850 Dies on 12th July
All items by Robert Stevenson  •  Everything built ... 1772 - 1850
main reference  BDCE1
portrait of Robert Stevenson  courtesy Roland Paxton

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