Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Stevenson
Designation: Engineer
Born: 1818
Died: 1887
Bio Notes: Thomas Stevenson was an Edinburgh engineer and the brother of David Stevenson, with whom he was in partnership. They were sons of Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), and brothers of Alan Stevenson with whom they previously worked in partnership as Robert Stevenson & Sons.

Thomas married Margaret Balfour. Their son Robert Louis Stevenson, caused him much disappointment by failing to enter the family firm, choosing instead to follow a literary career.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

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 51 Hutton Mill Bridge over Whiteadder WaterHutton BerwickshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 511843North Esk ReservoirCarlops (near) PeeblesshireScotlandWith William Middlemiss, resident engineer
Item 3 of 511850Williamwath BridgeDalton DumfriesshireScotlandPiers and abutments
Item 4 of 511851New pier, South BeachStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 5 of 511852Peterhead HarbourPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandNorth Harbour deepened further with new graving dock
Item 6 of 511854Lighthouse, Davaar Island Davaar IslandArgyll & ButeScotland 
Item 7 of 511854Lighthouse, Out Skerries Out SkerriesShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 8 of 511854Lighthouse, Whalsay SkerriesWhalsay SkerriesShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 9 of 511855Buckpool HarbourBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 10 of 511857Isle Ornsay Lighthouse Eilean SionnachInverness-shireScotland 
Item 11 of 511857Kyleakin Lighthouse Eilean Ban, (near Skye)Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 511857Lighthouse, Douglas HeadDouglas  Isle of Man 
Item 13 of 511857Lighthouse, Rubha nan GallSound of Mull  Scotland 
Item 14 of 511857Lighthouse, South Rona Island South Rona, Inner Hebrides Scotland 
Item 15 of 511857Lighthouse, Ushenish South Uist, Outer HebridesInverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 511857Ruvaal LighthouseBunnahabhainnIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 17 of 511858Lighthouse, BressayBressay SoundShetland Islands Scotland 
Item 18 of 511858Lighthouse, Cantick Head Hoy, Orkney Islands Scotland 
Item 19 of 511860LighthouseArdgour ArgyllScotland 
Item 20 of 511860Lighthouse Fladda FladdaArgyll and ButeScotland 
Item 21 of 511861Lighthouse, McArthur's Head Isle of Islay Scotland 
Item 22 of 511862Beacon (or lighthouse)Port Glasgow GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 511862Lighthouse, Butt of Lewis Isle of Lewis Scotland 
Item 24 of 511862Lighthouse, Holborn Head  CaithnessScotland 
Item 25 of 511862Lighthouse, St Abbs HeadSt Abbs BerwickshireScotland 
Item 26 of 511864Lighthouse, Monach Islands Monach Islands, Outer Hebrides   
Item 27 of 511864Newhaven HarbourNewhaven EdinburghScotlandBreakwater
Item 28 of 511865Aberdeen Harbour, North Pier  AberdeenScotlandCast-iron lighthouse
Item 29 of 511865Anstruther Easter harbourAnstruther Easter FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 511865Lighthouse, SkervuileSound of Jura    
Item 31 of 511865St Monans HarbourSt Monans/St Monance FifeScotlandEast Pier
Item 32 of 511866Lighthouse, AuskerryAuskerryOrkney Islands Scotland 
Item 33 of 511869Lighthouse, LochindaalLochindaalIsle of Islay Scotland 
Item 34 of 511870HarbourPort Gordon MorayshireScotland 
Item 35 of 511870Lighthouse, Scurdie Ness  AngusScotland 
Item 36 of 511870Lighthouse, Stoer Head (Ru Stoer)Lochinver  Scotland 
Item 37 of 511872Lighthouse, Dubh ArtachDhu Heartach skerry  Scotland 
Item 38 of 511873Lighthouse, TurnberryTurnberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 39 of 511873North Bridge  EdinburghScotlandOriginal bridge widened (subsequently replaced with new bridge following 1896 competition)
Item 40 of 511875Lighthouse, Chicken Rock   Isle of Man 
Item 41 of 511876Harbour and LighthouseMacduff AberdeenshireScotlandBreakwater enclosed
Item 42 of 511877Inner Lighthouse, Holy IsleLamlash BayHoly IsleButeScotland 
Item 43 of 511877Lighthouse, Lindisfarne Holy IslandNorthumberlandEngland 
Item 44 of 51c. 1878Harbour, Port HenryPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandImprovements
Item 45 of 511879Burnmouth HarbourBurnmouth BerwickshireScotlandNew breakwater, pier extension and beacon
Item 46 of 511880Harbour Works, Port SetonPort Seton East LothianScotland 
Item 47 of 511882Steamer wharfStornowayLewisRoss & CromartyScotland 
Item 48 of 511885Lighthouse, FidraFirth of Forth  ScotlandThomas and his nephew, David Alan Stevenson, following the death of David Stevenson
Item 49 of 511886Lighthouse OxcarsAberdour, near FifeScotland 
Item 50 of 511886Lighthouse, Ailsa Craig    With his nephew, David Allan Stevenson, following the death of David Stevenson
Item 51 of 511887PierLochranzaArranButeScotland 


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