Charles Henry Howell
Charles Henry Howell FRIBA (c.1824 – 1905) was the principal architect of lunatic asylums in England during much of the Victorian era. Based in Lancaster Place, London he was a partner in the architects' firm Howell & Brooks.
Between 1886 and 1897, Howell was the assessor for seven large asylum design competitions, when professional concern was expressed "...[that] Giles, Gough & Trollope or G T Hine always seemed to receive the first two premiums - with the result that any new ideas on asylum design were being stultified".
Other buildings designed by Howell include Christ Church at Shamley Green, Surrey (1864), St Lawrence's Church at Seal Chart, Kent (1867–68), St Leonard's Hill, Windsor, (1875), Ribsden, near Bagshot, Surrey (1876) and Surrey County Hall. He was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
-  Index of Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
-  Surrey History Service Collections Catalogue
- Jeremy Taylor 'Hospital And Asylum Architecture in England 1840-1914' Mansell London and New York (1991)
- Nairn, Ian; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1971) . The Buildings of England: Surrey (2nd ed.). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 453. ISBN 0-300-09675-5.
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- 'Building News' 13 Oct 1876
- Library of the Royal Institute of British Architects
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