John Rennie 1761-1821

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a drawing of a building with arches and pillars
Rennie's design for tobacco warehouse, London docks
Sketch from George Rennie's notebook
an old drawing of a building next to a boat in the water with people on it
Albion Mill from Samuel Smiles' Lives of the Engineers
Rennie worked on behalf of Boulton and Watt in this early steam powered flour mill at Blackfriars.
an old stone bridge spanning the width of a body of water with trees in the background
Lune aqueduct
The Lune Aqueduct was one of John Rennie’s earliest bridge designs, built between 1793 and 1797. It carries the Lancaster Canal (1792-1803) over the River Lune, Lancaster
people are walking down the path by the river in an area with green grass and trees
Royal Military canal 1804-9
Rennie designed this 28 mile long defensive ditch, designed to prevent invasion by Napoleonic armies. Today it drains the nearby Romney and Walland marshes. Image copyright Richard Adam and PHEW. See this and more on the Historical Engineering works database https://www.ice.org.uk/knowledge-and-resources/historical-engineering-works
an old stone bridge over a small river
Bridge of Earn, 1821
A three span of three equal semi elliptical arches carrying the A912 over the river Earn. Widened in 1933-35,much of Rennie’s original work is obscured by a concrete “skirt”.
an old book with some drawings on the pages and in front of it is a drawing of a building
Avoncliff aqueduct
Drawing of Avoncliff aqueduct from John Rennie's sketchbook of structures on the Kennet and Avon canal. Property of the Smeatonian Society, held in ICE Archive
Drawing of the Dundas aqueduct from John Rennie's sketchbook of structures on the Kennet and Avon canal. Property of the Smeatonian Society, held in ICE Archive Arrow Necklace
Dundas aqueduct
Drawing of the Dundas aqueduct from John Rennie's sketchbook of structures on the Kennet and Avon canal. Property of the Smeatonian Society, held in ICE Archive
an oil painting of a man with white hair wearing a black suit and tie, looking to the side
John Rennie 1761-1821
Portrait of John Rennie by Henry Raeburn