James Green red plaque in Exeter

James Green
Civil Engineer
1781 - 1849
Devon's First County Surveyor Built and Lived in this Property

James Green (1781–1849) was a noted civil engineer and canal engineer, who was particularly active in the South West of England, where he pioneered the building of tub boat canals, and inventive solutions for coping with hilly terrain, which included tub boat lifts and inclined planes. Although dismissed from two schemes within days of each other, as a result of construction problems, his contribution as a civil engineer was great.

Source: dbpedia

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