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George Batenham (fl. 1814-1821) was an English draughtsman and engraver. He was the son of George Batenham (1770-1833) and Anne Batenham, Chester booksellers. About 1816 Batenham produced "Panoramic delineations of the four principal streets of the city if Chester" a plan of the city of Chester and a guide book to Chester. He frequently worked with William Batenham - believed to be his brother. The 1816 series records the "face-on" view of The Rows in great detail and cane be usefully compared with the present day "Google Street View".
As well as these architetural drawings Batenham produced a series of portraits, including a number of silhouettes.
- The Stranger's Companion in Chester; being a familiar guide to its public buildings, institutions, and other places remarkable either for their curiosity or antiquity. George Batenham (1827);
- A Visit to the Cathedral Church of Chester ... Illustrated by etchings, and an engraved ground plan of the building George Batenham (1827)
- Ancient Chester: a series of illustrations of the streets of this old city. Drawn and etched by George and William Batenham and John Musgrove - with preface and descriptions by Thomas Hughes.