Frank Walter Mee

Place of Birth

  • Born : 6 May 1854. Lawshall, Suffolk
  • Died : 8 February 1933 at the Manor House, Lymm, Cheshire
  • Funeral :  Manchester Crematorium 11 February 1933

The son of William Frederick Slater Mee, Frank Walter Mee was born at Lawshall, Suffolk, on 6 May 1854.  He was educated in Manchester before being articled to George T Redmayne FRIBA in 1866, with whom he remained for thirteen years whilst also attending Manchester School of Art. He was then assistant to Peter Peirce of Stockport, Horton and Bridgford (five months), Charles John Maycock (six months) and travelled in France Germany, Spain and Portugal. Frank W Mee was the author of "Sketches of Old Buildings in the Neighbourhood of Manchester," published 1877; Vice President of the Manchester Society of Architects. He commenced practice in 1882, in partnership with Edwin Alfred Steinthal, under the style of Mee and Steinthal, 1887-1888; with Jennison about 1900 as Mee and Jennison; and with Tom Williamson Hooley under the style Mee and Holey in 1902-1903.

1883-1886: Frank W Mee, architect, 22 Booth Street. Manchester (Slater’s Directory)
1892-1899 : Frank W Mee, architect & surveyor, 100 King Street, Manchester
1900    Mee and Jennison 32 Victoria Street
1908    Frank Walter Mee FRIBA FMSA. 32, Victoria Street
1929    Mee Frank W., FRIBA 2 Blue Boar Court

1883     Frank W Mee 49, Fairlawn Street Moss Side (George A Mee, printer, 11 King Street, res 47 Fairlawn Street)
1886     Frank W Mee 55, Fairlawn Street Moss Side
1895-1899 : “The Gables” Brooklands
1914    Brook Cottage, Alderley Edge
1933    The Manor House, Lymm Cheshire

Death Notice : Manchester Guardian 11 February 1933 page 7
Obituary    RIBA Journal vol40 1933 page 600

References    Who’s Who in Architecture 1914
Graves    - RA Exhibitors
Avery obituary
Pike page 215


Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Wesleyan Chapel Moss Side (Architectural Competition)       England
House at Birkdale Birkdale  Southport  Merseyside  England
Houses at Ashton-on Mersey   Ashton-on Mersey  GMCA  England
“Woodcourt” Brooklands Road Brooklands Brooklands  Sale  GMCA  England
“The Gables” Brooklands Road Brooklands Brooklands  Sale  GMCA  England
Business Premises, King Street, Manchester Central  Manchester  GMCA  England
House at Hale Cheshire Hale  Altrincham  GMCA  England
Gorse Hill Elementary School Stretford Gorse Hill  Stretford  GMCA  England
Chepping Wycombe Secondary School for Girls (architectural competition)     Buckinghamshire  England
Infants School (350 places) Stretford Road Old Trafford Old Trafford  Stretford  GMCA  England
Public Elementary School. Stretford Road Old Trafford Old Traford  Stretford  GMCA  England
Failsworth Public Libraries (Architectural Competition)     GMCA  England
Thornwood Avenue Council Schools Gorton (Architectural Competition)     GMCA  England
Public Elementary School: Gorse Hill Stretford Gorse Hill  Stretford  GMCA  England
War Memorial Chapel: Church of St John the Divine Lytham   Lytham  Lancashire  England
House Alderley Edge Cheshire   Alderley Edge  Cheshire  England
House at Delamere, Cheshire Delamere    Cheshire  England
House at Bowdon Bowdon  Trafford  GMCA  England
Altrincham Town Hall, (Architectural Competition) Altrincham  Trafford  GMCA  England
Heaton Chapel Town Hall (Architectural Competition) Heaton Chapel  Stockpory  GMCA  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Mee and Jenison Architectural practice 1899 1901 Manchester
Mee and Hooley Architectural practice 1902 1903 Manchester
Mee and Steinthal Architectural Practice 1887 1888 Manchester