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Mr Henry Thomas Sandy

Who was Henry Thomas Sandy?

Henry T Sandy was active as an architect in Stafford from 1891. He was born in 1868 and was the eldest of the eight sons in the family.

Life and work

Henry trained as an architect, serving his articles with Nicholas Joyce of Stafford. In 1891 he commenced independent practice and in approximately 1900 he acquired the practice of Nicholas Joyce in Stafford. By 1914 he had set up a second office for his practice in Birmingham.

In 1918, he acquired the offices and what remained of the architectural practice of Henry Oswald Hill in Manchester, who had killed in action in WW1.

Sandy died unexpectedly in January 1922 t the age of 53.

Henry T Sandy designed and build many properties including:

  • The Shawms, Stafford - An Arts and Crafts style house on Radford Rise, Weeping Cross. It was built for Henry John Bostock, Chairman and Managing Director of Stafford Shoe manufacturers.
  • St Edward's Church, Selly Park - Designed in a decorated gothic style. the nave opened on 13th October 1902.
  • St Paul's Convent Chapel, Selly Park
  • St Edward's Home, Coleshill.
  • St. Gerard's Hospital, Coleshill.
  • St Paul's School, Edgbaston.
  • St Chad's Girls' School.

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