Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Stevenson
Designation: Engineer
Born: 1815
Died: 1885
Bio Notes: David Stevenson was a lighthouse engineer of Edinburgh, and was the brother of Thomas Stevenson, with whom he was in partnership. They were sons of Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), with whom they previously worked in partnership as Robert Stevenson & Sons.

David Stevenson also designed lighthouses in Japan, in association with Richard Henry Brunton (1841-1901).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 3Forth Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1855  
Item 3 of 3Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1856  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1D & T Stevenson  Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 49 Hutton Mill Bridge over Whiteadder WaterHutton BerwickshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 491837HarbourLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandNew Harbour
Item 3 of 491843North Esk ReservoirCarlops (near) PeeblesshireScotlandWith William Middlemiss, resident engineer
Item 4 of 491847Peterhead HarbourPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandJunction Canal between North and South Harbours planned at this date. Carried out by contractors William Walker of Manchester and Stuart & Pyper of Peterhead.
Item 5 of 491850Williamwath BridgeDalton DumfriesshireScotlandPiers and abutments
Item 6 of 491851New pier, South BeachStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 7 of 491852Peterhead HarbourPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandNorth Harbour deepened further with new graving dock
Item 8 of 491854Lighthouse, Davaar Island Davaar IslandArgyll & ButeScotland 
Item 9 of 491854Lighthouse, Out Skerries Out SkerriesShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 10 of 491854Lighthouse, Whalsay SkerriesWhalsay SkerriesShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 11 of 491855Buckpool HarbourBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 12 of 491857Isle Ornsay Lighthouse Eilean SionnachInverness-shireScotland 
Item 13 of 491857Kyleakin Lighthouse Eilean Ban, (near Skye)Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 14 of 491857Lighthouse, Douglas HeadDouglas  Isle of Man 
Item 15 of 491857Lighthouse, Rubha nan GallSound of Mull  Scotland 
Item 16 of 491857Lighthouse, South Rona Island South Rona, Inner Hebrides Scotland 
Item 17 of 491857Lighthouse, Ushenish South Uist, Outer HebridesInverness-shireScotland 
Item 18 of 491857Ruvaal LighthouseBunnahabhainnIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 19 of 491858Lighthouse, BressayBressay SoundShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 20 of 491858Lighthouse, Cantick Head Hoy, Orkney Islands Scotland 
Item 21 of 491860LighthouseArdgour ArgyllScotland 
Item 22 of 491860Lighthouse Fladda FladdaArgyll and ButeScotland 
Item 23 of 491861Lighthouse, McArthur's Head Isle of Islay Scotland 
Item 24 of 491862Beacon (or lighthouse)Port Glasgow GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 491862Lighthouse, Butt of Lewis Isle of Lewis Scotland 
Item 26 of 491862Lighthouse, Holborn Head  CaithnessScotland 
Item 27 of 491862Lighthouse, St Abbs HeadSt Abbs BerwickshireScotland 
Item 28 of 491864Lighthouse, Monach Islands Monach Islands, Outer Hebrides   
Item 29 of 491864Newhaven HarbourNewhaven EdinburghScotlandBreakwater
Item 30 of 491865Aberdeen Harbour, North Pier  AberdeenScotlandCast-iron lighthouse
Item 31 of 491865Anstruther Easter harbourAnstruther Easter FifeScotland 
Item 32 of 491865Lighthouse, SkervuileSound of Jura    
Item 33 of 491865St Monans HarbourSt Monans/St Monance FifeScotlandEast pier
Item 34 of 491866Lighthouse, AuskerryAuskerryOrkney Islands Scotland 
Item 35 of 491869Lighthouse, LochindaalLochindaalIsle of Islay Scotland 
Item 36 of 491870HarbourPort Gordon MorayshireScotland 
Item 37 of 491870Lighthouse, Scurdie Ness  AngusScotland 
Item 38 of 491870Lighthouse, Stoer Head (Ru Stoer)Lochinver  Scotland 
Item 39 of 491872Lighthouse, Dubh ArtachDhu Heartach skerry  Scotland 
Item 40 of 491873Lighthouse, TurnberryTurnberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 41 of 491873North Bridge  EdinburghScotlandOriginal bridge widened (subsequently replaced with new bridge following 1896 competition)
Item 42 of 491875Lighthouse, Chicken Rock   Isle of Man 
Item 43 of 491877Inner Lighthouse, Holy IsleLamlash BayHoly IsleButeScotland 
Item 44 of 491877Lighthouse, Lindisfarne Holy IslandNorthumberlandEngland 
Item 45 of 491878Harbour, Port HenryPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandImprovements
Item 46 of 491879Burnmouth HarbourBurnmouth BerwickshireScotlandNew breakwater, pier extension and beacon
Item 47 of 491880Harbour Works, Port SetonPort Seton East LothianScotland 
Item 48 of 491882Findochty HarbourBuckie BanffshireScotlandMay have been responsible
Item 49 of 491882Steamer wharfStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this engineer:
Item 1 of 1Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Press