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Robert Berridge

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Robert Berridge (1836-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BERRIDGE died at his residence, Highlands, Enfield, Middlesex, on the 25th December, 1902, aged 66 years.

Born at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, on the 19th May, 1836, he was the son of Mr. Robert Berridge, M.R.C.S., of that town, and was articled in 1852 to Mr. William Parsons, Architect and Surveyor, of Leicester.

After the expiration of his pupilage he was engaged for seven years in the Surveyor's Department of the Midland Railway Company.

In 1864 Mr. Berridge settled in London, where he practised on his own account, chiefly as a Surveyor, until 1872, when he became a member of the firm of Hovenden and Heath, Architects and Surveyors, of 181 Bishopsgate Street Without.

He also carried on an extensive practice as an Architect and Surveyor at Nottingham in conjunction with Mr. J. W. J. Barnes.

Mr. Berridge was a Member of the Royal Geographical Society and was also a Freemason, being a member of the Grand Lodge of England and of several other Lodges, in the proceedings of which he took for many years an active part. He was a member of two City Companies, the Makers of Playing Cards and the Loriners.

He retired from the firm of Hovenden, Heath and Berridge in 1892, and from his Nottingham practice in 1895, but remained a Director and Chairman of several Gas Companies, in the management of which he took an active part.

Mr. Berridge was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 4th December, 1883.

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