Panel For Historical Engineering Works

The Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) was established to promote an understanding amongst civil engineers, and the broader public, of our rich engineering heritage.

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  • Dutch River

    Last Inspected: 2 MARCH 2017 | Place: East Cowick to Goole | Built: 1635c 1626/1629?

    A 17th century flood relief scheme, forced upon the Participants in the Hatfield Chase drainage by litigation, after completion of their original scheme caused problems in the lower reaches of the ...

  • Cleopatra's Needle

    Last Inspected: 1 FEBRUARY 2017 | Place: Westminster, London | Built: Re-erection 1877/1878

    An Ancient Egyptian pink granite obelisk transported from Heliopolis (now Alexandria) in January 1868 and re-erected on Victoria Embankment. Now known as Cleopatra’s Needle the London obelisk was o...

  • Sidmouth Promenade Wall

    Last Inspected: 19 FEBRUARY 2011 | Place: Sidmouth | Built: 1835 - 1838

    The first sea defence for Sidmouth

  • The Great County Adit

    Last Inspected: 11 SEPTEMBER 2006 | Place: Redruth, Scorrier, St Day and Gwennap | Built: 1748 on

    The largest system of drainage tunnels in Cornwall, over an estimated 38 miles long, extending over 12 square miles, draining at least 71 mines in the Gwennap area, south east of Redruth.

  • Great Eastern Launch Ways

    Last Inspected: | Place: London | Built: 1857

    The site of the concrete and timber remains of the purpose-built slipway constructed in 1857 for the sideways launch of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Eastern. It represents one of the few rema...

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