William Heerlein Lindley
Sir William Heerlein Lindley (30 January 1853 in Hamburg
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 - 30 December 1917 in London
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) was a British civil engineer.
One of three sons of the famous British engineer William Lindley
William Lindley
William Lindley , was a famous English engineer who together with his sons designed water and sewerage systems for over 30 cities across Europe.-Life:...

, WH Lindley worked together with his father on a number of projects and was a respected engineer in his own right. Between 1881 and 1889 he oversaw the construction of Warsaw
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 waterworks, designed by his father in 1876-8. He oversaw the construction of the sewage works in Prague
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, built between 1895 and 1906, which was in use until 1967. He also coordinated the project for Baku
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's water supply system, working from 1899 up until his death in 1917. In 1909 he also designed a water and sewerage system for Łódź, Poland, although the expense of the system meant the project was shelved until the 1920s.


  • Jaroslav Jásek: William Heerlein Lindley a pražská kanalizace (William Heerlein Lindley and sewage works in Prague), Scriptorium, Prague, 2006, ISBN 80-86197-65-4. A Czech language monograph.
  • Franz Lerner, William Heerlein Lindley (1853-1917). Umriss seines Lebens von Franz Lerner, in: Archiv für Frankfurts Geschichte und Kunst, Heft 49, Frankfurt am Main 1965, s. 123-133.
  • The Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, Vol. 33
  • Ryszard Żelichowski, Lindleyowie. Dzieje inżynierskiego rodu (The Lindleys. Works of a family of engineers), Warszawa 2002, ISBN 83-88794-91-4

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