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George Chatterton

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George Chatterton (1853-1910) Civil Engineer.

of Law and Chatterton

1911 Obituary [1]

GEORGE CHATTERTON, the son of Mr. George Chatterton, J.P., of Cork, was born on the 15th June, 1853, and died at Wimbledon on the 5th July, 1910.

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he graduated in arts and engineering, and received his M.A. degree in 1879, being Senior Moderator and Gold Medallist in experimental science. He obtained his practical training under the late Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Past-President, and was subsequently employed by him as Resident Engineer on the Torquay main drainage works, an account of which he contributed to the Proceedings.

He afterwards acted in a similar capacity for Mr. A. Williams on the West Kent main drainage works.

From 1878, when he entered into partnership with the late Mr. Henry Law, he acquired an extensive practice in municipal and sanitary engineering. The main drainage of the City of Dublin was probably the most important work, for the design of which Mr. Chatterton was responsible.

In 1891, on the advice of the late Sir Benjamin Baker, Past-President, he was engaged by the Dublin Corporation to examine the various schemes submitted by other Engineers, to advise the Main Drainage Committee and also to prepare plans and estimates. Finally Mr. Chatterton’s plan for the main drainage of the City was adopted by the Dublin Corporation and he continued to act as Consulting Engineer for the works until his death.

He also reported on the drainage of Swansea and a large number of other schemes. He was well known in Parliamentary committee rooms, was a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and a member of the first County Council, retaining his seat until the year of his death. In 1878 he married a daughter of the late Sir Joseph Bazalgette. His widow, with seven children, survives him.

Mr. Chatterton was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th February, 1879, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 27th November, 1883.

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