Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Drainage engineer. George Chatterton was born in 1853, the son of George Chatterton, JP, of Cork and nephew of Hedges Eyre-Chatterton, Vice-Chancellor of Ireland. He received the BAI degree from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1875.(1) He subsequently moved to London, where he built up an extensive practice in municipal engineering, specializing in sewerage work. He worked in the office of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, whose partner he later became and whose daughter he married. He later entered into partnership with his chief assistant J.S. Alford. By 1900 he had been appointed consulting engineer to Dublin Corporation in connection with drainage,(2) and he was responsible for the new main drainage works which were carried out during the next few years.(3) He was also engineer for the Clontarf and Kilmainham extensions. Described as having a 'genial and pleasant personality', he died at his house in Wimbledon on 6 July 1910.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Chatterton in IB 52, 9 Jul 1910, 437.

(1) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) IB 42, 15 Sep 1900, 487.
(3) IB 49, 9 Mar 1907, 162.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for CHATTERTON, GEORGE


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAIN DRAINAGE SCHEME
Date: 1903ca-1907ca
Nature: GC engineer-in-chief of scheme
Refs: IB 44, 7 May 1903, 1727; IB 49, 9 Mar 1907, 162

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF, DRAINAGE EXTENSION
Date: 1906ca
Nature: About 14 miles of pipe sewers, ejector stations, rising mains, air transmission maines, &c. Tenders invited, Dec 1906.
Refs: IB 48, 15 Dec 1906, 1022; 52, 9 Jul 1910, 437

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILMAINHAM, DRAINAGE EXTENSION
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: IB 52, 9 Jul 1910, 437