Basic Biographical Details

Name: William West Batchelor
Designation: Architect, Quantity Surveyor
Born: 1862
Died: After January 1933
Bio Notes: William West Batchelor was born in Glasgow in 1862, the third son of the seven children of Henry Batchelor, minister of the Congregational Church, and his wife Mary. He was brought up in Glasgow where his father was the cleryman at Elgin Road Church. During the 1870s the family moved to Jesmond where Henry Batchelor took up the charge of St James Congregational Church. William West Batchelor trained as a quantity surveyor and is recorded as such in 1881.

In March 1889 Batchelor emigrated to Natal, South Africa. He served his architectural articles with W E Robarts in Durban. In 1890 he was employed in the office of the Colonial Engineer where he remained until 1906 when he left to practise on his own account.

He retired in January 1932 and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in January 1933.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, quantity surveyor:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Nelson Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1860s1870s 
Item 2 of 29, Eslington Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandPrivate1881  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, quantity surveyor:
Item 1 of Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildingsCourtesy of Frank Gaylard July 2013.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, quantity surveyor:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses