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WHITTON, Lionel Frank

Born: 1898
Died: 1945

Architect


WHITTON was born and trained in Wales and moved to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) with his new wife sometime in the early 1920's. He went there to work for the Northern Rhodesian Copper Mines. It is not sure in what capacity other than it being architectural.

At some stage in the second half of the 1920's they left Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and moved to South Africa where he became the principal architect for the New Consolidated Gold Mines. The role involved designing mine hospitals. He was based in Johannesburg. He spent many years with the Mine and it appears he was highly regarded. His grandson, Bruce Roberts, has a silver cigarette box that was presented to him with the inscription "The Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa LTD. 1887 - 1937"

He died in 1945, a young man in his late 40's.

Information kindly sent to us by Bruce Roberts from memories by his mother, Paula, daughter of LF WHITTON.

On his registration with the Institute of South African Architects in 1927 WHITTON's address was c/o the Town Engineer's Department, Johannesburg. By 1938/1939 he was in independent practice in Johannesburg.

ISAA 1927; TPIA. (ISAA mem list; ISAA Ybk 1938/9; PWSA Oct 1939)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Hospital: 1939. Nigel, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing WHITTON

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp W12