Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Railway engineer, of Dublin and Belfast. George Culverwell, who, was born on 5 February 1853,  was probably a son of Joseph Pope Culverwell, secretary to the Dublin & Drogehda Railway Company.  Furnished with a BA degree from Trinity College, Dublin, he studied for diplomas ij civil and mining engineering at the Royal College of Science for Ireland in 1873 and 1874 and then served a two-year apprenticeship to BINDON BLOOD STONEY.& BINDON BLOOD STONEY.& #160; After a year spent in the office of ALEXANDER TATE ALEXANDER TATE , the county surveyor for Antrim, he was then employed on various railway schemes under JAMES BARTON.& JAMES BARTON.& #160; In January 1881 he set up his own practice. He was responsible for the design and execution of the Letterkenny Railway (1881-1883).   In 1888 he was appointed chief engineer to the Belfast & County Down railway, a position which he retained for at least thirty years. His pupils and assistants included ABRAHAM MCCAUSLAND STEWART.& ABRAHAM MCCAUSLAND STEWART.& #160; 

Culverwell's 1911 census return records that he had been married to his English-born wife Annie for twenty-four years and had six children..

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 6 December 1881; raised to member, 12 December 1899.

Addresses:(3) Work:   1 North Great George's Street, 1881->=1883; 92 University Street, Belfast, 1896,1900.
Home: St Lawrence Lodge, Sutton, Co. Dublin, <=1874->=1883; 7 Carnasure, Comber, Co. Down, 1911.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Culverwell's candidate's circulars for associate membership (1881) and membership (1889) of Inst.CE, kindly provided by Mrs Carol Morgan, archivist, Inst.CE.

(1) From Post Office Directory and Thom's Directory.

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Date: 1896
Nature: New station house for Belfast & Co. Down Railway.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/23