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CRICKMAY, George Hayter

Born: 1900 04 26
Died: 1967 08 14

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 650
Year registered: 1937

Was born in England; his father may have been the architect GR Crickmay of Weymouth who won the competition for Wareham Town Hall (1869-1870). GH Crickmay trained as an architect at the Architectural Association Schools, London (1919-1923) qualifying in 1923. It is not yet certain when he left England but he was listed practising as an architect in Nairobi, Kenya in 1930-1931; he married in Mombasa but his wife died in 1931 in Mombasa. Crickmay appears to have come to South Africa in 1937 since he registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1937 and in the same year entered into partnership with J CORRIGALL and practised in Springs, Transvaal (cf CORRIGALL & CRICKMAY). Crickmay moved to Pietermaritzburg in 1938 where the partners opened an office, retaining their office in Springs. In about 1955 the partners opened an office in Kokstad, Crickmay registering as a member of the Cape Provincial Institute of Architects in that year. Crickmay retired to Port Shepstone (n.d.) but died at 'Donyo', Montrose, Pietermaritzburg.

ARIBA 1924; ISAA 1937; TPIA 1937; NPIA 1938. (ARIBA nom papers (1924) 3742; Building Aug 25 1967:85; Hillebrand 1985; ISAA mem list; ISAA Ybks 1937-40; NAD MSCE 2946/67; RIBA Kal 1930/31:569)

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.

Books citing CRICKMAY

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910 1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 89, 220