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NORTHOVER, Ernest Charles

Born: 1908 11 09
Died: 1982 09 02


Reg No: 1990
Year registered: 1959

ARIBA 1932

Was born in Lowestoft, England. He trained at the Bartlett School, London, from 1926 until he graduated in 1932. While studying he spent four months as assistant foreman with Dove Brothers, builders in Islington and eight and a half months with J Waldran & Son (builders?) in London. He seems to have left England for Cape Town immediately after qualifying since he was in Cape Town by 1932 where he took and passed the RIBA examination and was elected an Associate member of the RIBA in the same year. By 1935 he had moved to Johannesburg and by 1936 was employed by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Pretoria until 1952 when he was transferred to the Transvaal Provincial Administration remaining there until 1959. He was married to the architect Joan Rollo DRURY. He retired in 1974 and died in Grahamstown.

(ARIBA nom papers (4994) 1932; ISAA mem list)

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 NORTHOVER

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 98, 141