Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Aird
Born: c. 1760
Died: 1832
Bio Notes: John Aird was born in Scotland about 1760. He practised as a civil engineer and specialised in harbour design and construction. He worked with John Rennie and his son from about 1794, his first job for them being the Crinan Canal. He had initially been turned down by them as he expected too high a salary. He was resident engineer for the Rennies' East India Dock at Greenock in 1807-8 and at Howarth Harbour near Dublin from 1809-1818. He remained in Ireland after this for the rest of his life. He died in Dun Laoghaire in 1832. At present only one Scottish architectural work by him is known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Greenock, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1760s1830s 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 11808Greenock InfirmaryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 2Institution of Civil Engineers2002Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers V.1 and 2