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Hartley Grunwell

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Hartley Grunwell (1854-1933), inspecting engineer for the Port of London


1933 Obituary[1]

"THE LATE MR. H. GRUNWELL.

We note with regret the death of Mr. Hartley Grunwell, which occurred at his home at Oakroyd-terrace, Manningham, Bradford, on October 26. Mr. Grunwell, who for the past twenty-three years had been inspecting engineer for the Port of London Authority, was born at Farsley, near Leeds, on June 23, 1854. He received his general education at the Commercial School, Fulneck, and in February, 1868, entered upon a pupilage of seven years in the works and drawing office of Messrs. John Butler and Company, Stanningley Ironworks, near Leeds. After serving as assistant engineer for some years, he was placed in charge of the firm’s mechanical department in 1885, and designed and superintended the construction, on site, of numerous works, including bridges, viaducts, railway stations, and engineering workshops. In 1888 he became assistant manager to Messrs. James Goodwin and Company, bridge-building and engineering works, Glasgow, and continued in this capacity until 1894, when he joined the staff of the Executive Engineer of the Glasgow Central Underground Railway. In 1898, Mr. Grunwell was appointed chief mechanical engineer on the Admiralty harbour works at Dover by Messrs. S. Pearson and Son, Limited, contractors, Westminster, and eighteen months later was transferred to the chief office of the firm in London. In 1910, Mr. Grunwell became inspecting engineer for the Port of London Authority, and was still holding this position at the time of his death. He was elected an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on February 7, 1888."


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