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Born: 1823
Died: 1885


A well-known British architect and one-time President of the RIBA, was appointed consultant architect for the design of the elevations of the Houses of Parliament, Cape Town (c1879). The architect HS GREAVES, who had worked in Whichcord's office in London, was appointed to the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Cape Town and (after C FREEMAN's prize-winning design for the Cape Parliament building had been considered impossible to execute), was requested to provide fresh plans. Greaves did so and is considered to have leant heavily on Whichcord's design advice (Radford 1979:240). Whichcord never visited South Africa.

(Radford 1979; Rennie 1978b:273; RIBA Jnl May 1984:21)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.