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William George Cooke

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William George Cooke

1922 A.R.I.B.A., Assoc.Inst.C.E., M.S.E. In practice as a Rating Surveyor (inter alia) of Eng. Undertakings, such as Railways., Gas and Water Works. Ed. The North London Collegiate Sch. Training: In the Land Agent's Dept., Great Eastern Railway. Career: Survey of about 200 miles Gt. Eastern Railway., which took nearly 10 years; appointed Asst. Surveyor, L. and S.W. Railway.; then Surveyor to that Co., attached to the Engr.'s Dept.; made land plans for doubling and widening various Lines, chiefly in the West of England; carried through negotiations for selling the Co.'s Surplus Lands under the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act; in 1888 started on his own account as a Rating Surveyor and Valuer of Eng. Works; just previous to the War he valued two Railways. for the Belfast Corporation; introduced into Ireland the English system of Railway. Rating. Publ.: "Notes on Rating "; " Parochial Rating." Address: 13, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, S.W.19. and 35, Wallb rook, E. C.4.

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