Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henman & Cooper
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1898
Bio Notes: William Henman was born in London in 1846 and was articled to his father Charles Henman in 1866, at the late age of twenty. He then moved to the office of Thomas Hayter Lewis while attending the Royal Academy Schools. He subsequently moved to the office of Edward Sharpe and travelled in France before commencing independent practice in 1871 in Stockton on Tees in partnership with John William Alexander. He moved to Birmingham in 1879 and was admitted ARIBA on 20 March 1881, his proposers being Thomas Hayter Lewis, Francis Cranmer Penrose and Ewan Christian. He was elected FRIBA on 11 March 1895, his proposers being Penrose, Alfred Waterhouse and William Hale. He formed a partnership with Thomas Cooper from 1898.

Thomas Cooper was born in Stoke in the West Midlands on 16 July 1847. He served his apprenticeship with James Murray of Coventry from 1863, transferring to the office of Alfred Waterhouse on Murray's death and remaining as assistant. He travelled in France and Germany and passed the qualifying exam in 1892, being admitted ARIBA on 13 June 1892, his proposers being Alfred Waterhouse, George Tunstal Redmayne and John McKean Brydon. He commenced independent practice in 1895.

Cooper was elected FRIBA on 29 February 1904, his proposers being Charles Edward Bateman, Alfred Waterhouse and Paul Waterhouse.

Henman died in 1917.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 119, Temple Street, Birmingham, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William Henman1898 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Thomas Cooper1898 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 21903HouseAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 21903Perrins CentreAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 


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