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Alexander Nimmo

Occupation  Engineer/Architect
Name  Alexander Nimmo
Role  Engineer

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Nationality  British/Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)
Died  January 1832, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Books  Iveragh Co. Kerry in 1811: Alexander Nimmo's Map for the Bogs Commissioners of 1809-1814

Alexander Nimmo (1783–1832) was a Scottish engineer and architect active in early 19th-century Ireland.

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Life and career

Nimmo was born in Cupar, Fife in 1783 and grew up in Kirkcaldy.

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In 1830 he was commissioned by the Knight of Kerry to design a new village on Valentia Island in County Kerry, which was later named Knightstown. His maritime engineering designs combined classical motifs with utilitarian functionality. Amongst other projects, he is credited with designing the village of Knightstown, County Kerry., the road from Galway to Clifden and the harbour of Roundstone in Connemara.

Nimmo died in Dublin in 1832.

References

Alexander Nimmo Wikipedia


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