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John Watts Brassington

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John Watts Brassington (1834-1908)

1834 Born in London, son of John Brassington, a writing master, and his wife Hannah[1]

1908 Obituary [2]

JOHN WATTS BRASSINGTON, formerly of the Indian Public Works Department, died at his residence, 17 Gloucester Walk, Campden Hill, London, on the 1st April, 1908, aged 73. Before he went to India in 1869 he was employed on the construction of roads in Brazil. He was fist engaged in India on the construction of the Indus Valley Railway. Subsequently he built the Mayo College at Ajmere, and in 1883 he was selected by the Indian Government to design the Chief Courts of the Punjab at Lahore. In 1886 he accepted the appointment of Consulting Architect to the Madras Government, in which capacity he designed, amongst other structures, the Chief Law Courts of the Presidency, and was engaged upon their construction at the time of his retirement in 1889.

Mr. Brassington was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 13th January, 1863, and was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members.

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