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BATCHELOR, William West

Born: 1862 07 09
Died: 1933 01 ?


Year registered: 1928

Was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was educated in Glasgow and in Blackheath, near London. His father was the Reverend Henry Batchelor of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. Batchelor came to Natal in March 1889 and was apprenticed to WE ROBARTS in Durban. In 1890 he was employed in the office of the Colonial Engineer. He married in Durban in 1892 [?] and remained employed by the Colonial Engineer until at least 1906. At about this time he left public service, continuing to practice in Durban on his own account. He retired in January 1932 and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in January 1933.

NPIA (ISAA mem list; NWW 1906)

Batchelor is also listed in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects

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 BATCHELOR

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1975. Aspects of architecture in Natal, 1880 1914. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished MA. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp 159

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 Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal.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 434

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp B5