Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Bell Wesley Steele
Born: c. 1852
Died: 1 January 1902
Bio Notes: Henry (Harry) Bell Wesley Steele was born c.1852, the son of James Steele, plasterer and Ann Donaldson. No particulars of training are yet available. He married Rachel Waddell Watt. In 1886 he went into partnership with Andrew Balfour, eleven years his junior. Steele died at Hawthorn Villa, Hunters Quay on 1 January 1902, aged 49.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3The Quinta, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 32, Broomhill Terrace West, , Partick, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1888  
Item 3 of 3110, Mains Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18881902 

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 1Steele & Balfour18861902Partner 

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 33 Govan Congregational Church and hallsGovan GlasgowScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 33 St James ChurchClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 33 Stepps Congregational ChurchStepps LanarkshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 331886Motherwell Town Hall and Municipal OfficesMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - placed second
Item 5 of 331887Cranstonhill UP Church and HallCranstonhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 33After 1887BellardKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandMay be involved if before 1902
Item 7 of 331889Largs Parish Church and Memorial HallsLargs AyrshireScotlandWon competition and secured job. Also designed organ case.
Item 8 of 331890sBoquhan west lodgeKippen StirlingshireScotland 
Item 9 of 331890Ardentinny Primary SchoolArdentinny ArgyllScotland 
Item 10 of 331890Hutchesontown UP ChurchHutchesontown GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design exhibited
Item 11 of 331890Stables for James Henderson  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 331892 or 1893Belmont Parish ChurchHillhead GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 13 of 331893School at PartickPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 331894AylmarAscogButeButeScotland 
Item 15 of 331894Dowanhill SchoolDowanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 331894Monzie ChurchMonzie PerthshireScotlandRenovation including new porch
Item 17 of 331894Tannadice Parish ChurchTannadice AngusScotlandCommunion table originally in Partick Old Parish Church
Item 18 of 331895Newlands Public SchoolNewlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 331896Partick Parish ChurchPartick GlasgowScotland3300 overhaul
Item 20 of 331897Congregational Church, Kinnoull StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 21 of 331897Morison Memorial Church (EU)Clydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 22 of 331897St Paul's Church HallLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 331897The QuintaBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 24 of 331898Govan Town Hall and Municipal BuildingsGovan GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 25 of 331898Tobacco Factory  GlasgowScotlandBlock at rear
Item 26 of 331899Ice Factory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 331899Lintwhite SchoolBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 28 of 331900Church, RalstonPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandLast work?
Item 29 of 331900Dunard Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 331900Montrose Street Public School  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design
Item 31 of 331900Thornwood SchoolPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 331901Greenfield Public School and Swimming BathsGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 331902Pollokshields Congregational ChurchPollokshields GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job (only involved in 1902 if at all)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914   (Balfour's entry)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register