Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Cork and East London, South Africa, active from the 1920s until the 1960s. Andrew Lorton was born in Cork and educated at the North Monastery College, Cork. After working at Haulbowline Dockyard, he was transferred to Portsmouth Dockyard, where he qualified for the Elgar Scholarship and also won the Whitworth Scholarship. On his return to Ireland he was employed on the rebuilding of Mallow Bridge, which had been destroyed in the Civil War, and on the Shannon Scheme. He subsequently emigrated to South Africa, where he became principal of East London Technical School and managing director of 'an important electrical concern'. He died at East London in 1964.


All information in this entry is from the brief obituary of Lorton in IB 106, 15 Aug 1964, ?.