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Richard Fuge Grantham

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Richard Fuge Grantham (1845-1924 )

Fellow of the Geological Society.

1898 Won the President's Gold Medal for his paper on Sea Defences.

1911 Living at 19 Daleham Gardens, Hampstead: Richard Fuge Grantham (age 65 born Bloomsbury, London), Civil Engineer. With his wife Adela Grantham (age 46 born Birmingham). Two servants.[1]

1924 Obituary[2]


Mr. Richard Fuge Grantham, who constructed many British waterworks, sewerage works and, coast defences, died at his residence, 19, Daleham-gardens, Hampstead, on Friday, September 26. He was the son of Mr. Richard Boxhall Grantham, M.Inst.G.E., and was born in 1845. After receiving a scientific training at King’s College, London, he was articled to his father, and in 1878 was taken into partnership with him.

Amongst his works may. be mentioned the water supply of Littlehampton, sewerage works at Enfield and Cirencester, the repair and reconstruction of the seawalls at Canvey Island in the River Thames, river walls at Fulham and on the River Swale. He constructed the seawalls at Westgate on the coast of Kent, and carried out many drainage and sewerage works for the Commissioners of Woods and Forests and the Ecclesiastical Commissiqners. With his father, Mr. Grantham completed the reclamation of Brading Harbour in the Isle of Wight. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1874, and was transferred to the class of -Member in 1886. He was also, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society."

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Engineering 1924/10/03