Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English engineer, for a full biography of whom see Min.Proc.Inst.CE 171 (1907-8, Pt.1), 421-423, Who was Who 1897-1916, 729-30, and Oxford DNB. In November 1869 Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt won the competition for two vacant county surveyorships in Ireland and was appointed county surveyor for Westmeath. He started work in January 1870 but resigned in August of the same year, in order to take up the postion of resident engineer on the harbour works in Alderney. He returned to Ireland in 1872 and spent two years as resident engineer on the Rosslare railway and harbour works. In 1895, after he had become a leading authority on inland waterways and coastal and estuarine harbours and had held the post of professor of civil engineering at University College, London, for many years, he was appointed a commissioner of Sligo harbour.


All information in this entry is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 317-318.