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Frederick Beesley

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Frederick Beesley (1836-1902)

1902 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK BEESLEY, born on the 4th April, 1836, commenced his professional career as an Assistant Engineer to the metropolitan Commissioners of Sewers, having charge of the sewers in St. George’s, Hanover Square, District. He also devoted much time to the study of architecture, and when only 20 years of age was awarded the first premium for his design for the schools at Hornchurch, Essex, which work he eventually carried out.

In 1860 he entered into partnership with the late Edward Gotto, an association which lasted for thirty pears. Among some of the works carried out by the firm of Gotto and Beesley were the drainage of Rio de Janeiro, Seaford, Trowhridge, Evesham, Huyton and Roby, Redditch, Romford, Chatham, Horsham, Tiverton, Brentford and Cheshunt; and the drainage and water-supply of Campos (Brazil), Oswestry, East Cowes, Leominster, Cinderford, Aberdovey, Herne Bay and Alton.

On the expiration of this partnership in 1890, Mr. Frederick Beesley continued to practise alone until 1807, when his son, Mr. Walter Beesley, became his partner. . . . . [more]

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