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James Brindley was born at Tunstead in the parish of Wormhill, which is about four miles north-east of Buxton, Derbyshire, in 1716. James Brindley was an engineer born in 1716. He is best known for his contributions to canals and waterways, many of which are still in use today. He also designed and constructed many other things such as water mills, wind mills and steam engines. He died in September 1772, at the age of 56. The monument here was erected in 1875. The Brindley cottage no longer exists, however in 1958 the Derbyshire Archaeological Society provided a bronze tablet to mark the spot where it used to be.