Basic Biographical Details

Name: H Saxon Snell & Son
Born: 1882
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.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

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 10Godfrey Pinkerton1882(?)Before 1884(?)Assistant 
Item 2 of 10Harry Saxon Snell18821886Partner 
Item 3 of 10Henry Saxon Snell18821904Partner 
Item 4 of 10Alfred Walter Saxon Snell18821904Partner 
Item 5 of 10Francis George Fielden HooperAfter 1882 Assistant 
Item 6 of 10Alexander MackintoshAfter 1886Before 1892Assistant 
Item 7 of 10Edward Charles Henry Maidmanc. 18901893 or 1894Assistant 
Item 8 of 10John StuartAfter 18961899Assistant 
Item 9 of 10George Morrison Hay1898Before 1901AssistantUnder Alfred Walter Saxon Snell
Item 10 of 10Robert Robb GallApril 1899May 1901Senior 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 51887Aberdeen Royal Infirmary  AberdeenScotlandNew ward block - acted as consultant
Item 2 of 51887Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandConsulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block
Item 3 of 51889Leanchoil Cottage Hospital, Chapelton MuirForres MorayshireScotlandTook over after Rhind's death
Item 4 of 5c. 1890Royal Victoria Hospital  MontrealCanada 
Item 5 of 5After 1898South African Mutual Assurance Buildings  Cape TownSouth Africa 


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