Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Swash
Born: 1860
Died: 1939
Bio Notes: Alfred Swash was born in Neash, near Swansea. He was educated at Shebbear College, Devon and served his articles with Habershon, Pite & Fawckner of Newport from 1877. He remained as an assistant with the same firm for nine years after completing his apprenticeship. In 1893 he won the competition for the Durham Road Schools, Newport, Monmouthshire with John Bain (born 1868), who had served his articles with Matthews & Lawrie of Inverness and had worked in the office of Blanc & Gordon in Edinburgh before returning to Inverness as senior assistant to Ross & Macbeth. How Swash and Bain had met is unclear, but they then entered into partnership, practising as Messrs Swash & Bain at Midland Bank Chambers, Newport, Monmouthshire. The partnership was dissolved in 1905, Swash returning the Midland Bank Chambers office.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Midland Bank Chambers, Newport, Monmouthshire, WalesBusinessc. 18931919 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Habershon, Pite & FawcknerAfter 1877c. 1883(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Habershon, Pite & Fawcknerc. 1883(?)1892(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Swash & Bainc. 18931905Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Augustus Souttar18901893(?)Chief Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11893Durham Road SchoolsNewport MonmouthshireWalesWon competition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v18, p27