Basic Biographical Details

Name: J W Beaumont & Sons
Born: 1900
Died: c. 1967
Bio Notes: James William Beaumont was born on 25 June 1848 and articled to Sir James Allanson Picton of Liverpool from 1865-69. He was assistant to Corson & Aitken of Manchester from 1870-1871 and commenced independent practice in Manchester in 1872.

J W Beaumont took his eldest son, William Somerville Beaumont into partnership from 1900, and and his fifth and youngest son John Somerville Beaumont from 1919 as J W Beaumont & Sons. This partnership continued until the formal retirement of J W Beaumont in 1930 and the death of William S Beaumont in 1943.

After the Second World War John Somerville Beaumont, took Raymond Cowling and James Harold Cheetham (retired 1964) into partnership with offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Warrington under the style J W Beaumont and Sons. The firm carried out some of the early post-war building at the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield in addition to new department stores in Sheffield.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 610, St James Square, Manchester, EnglandBusinessBefore 1891After 1914 
Item 2 of 614, Brazennose Street, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1926 *  
Item 3 of 6Danlee Buildings, 53, Spring Gardens, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1938  
Item 4 of 651, Mosley Street, Manchester, EnglandBusiness1964  
Item 5 of 62-3, Palmyra Square, Warrington, Cheshire, EnglandBusiness1964 Closed after James Harold Cheetham retired in 1964
Item 6 of 613, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1964  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3James William Beaumont1900 Partner 
Item 2 of 3William Somerville Beaumont1900 Partner 
Item 3 of 3John Somerville Beaumont1919 Partner 

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 21909Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandAddition, Mitchell Lane
Item 2 of 21938Kendal Milne & Company Premises  ManchesterEngland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal1931v38London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp739 (obituary of J W Beaumont)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent 10/10/2011
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v10 p111 (microfiche 109/C2; A no 3469 (J S Beaumont); A v16 p51, F no 1849 (W S Beaumont)