Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||H Saxon Snell & Son |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||1882 |
|Ended: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Henry Saxon Snell was born in 1830. His nomination paper does not give any information on his training but when he was admitted FRIBA on 20 February 1871 his proposers were Professor T Roger Smith, who must have taught him at University College, and Edward Cookworthy Robins and David Brandon, both London hospital specialists. He made his name in the later 1860s with innovative designs for workhouses and quickly extended his practice to hospitals and infirmaries in which he became one of the leading specialists in the 1890s and early 1900s, his main clients being the London guardians. |
In 1882 Snell was joined in partnership by his sons Harry and Alfred. Harry Saxon Snell was admitted ARIBA on 27 March 1876, his proposers being his father, Professor Thomas Hayter Lewis and Arthur Cates. He died in 1886. His place was taken by his younger brother Alfred Walter Saxon Snell who was articled to his father 1877-80 and studied at University College and the Architectural Association. He was admitted ARIBA on 20 March 1882, his proposers being Lewis Henry Isaacs, Robins and his father, who took him into partnership in the same year. He became FRIBA on 2 March 1891, his proposers being his father, Ernest Turner, and Alfred Williams. A third son, John Saxon Snell, born 1873, joined the practice as an apprentice in 1891 but left to commence independent practice in 1900. Henry Saxon Snell died in January 1904. His son Alfred continued the practice, taking Rees Phillips into partnership in 1921. He died in 1949.
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