Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Cooper
Born: 16 July 1847
Bio Notes: 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, forming a partnership with William Henman in 1898. He was elected FRIBA on 29 February 1904, his proposers being Charles Edward Bateman, Alfred Waterhouse and Paul Waterhouse.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 430, Craven Park, Willesdon, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1892 *  
Item 2 of 4Edgebaston, Birmingham, EnglandPrivate/business(?)c. 1900 *  
Item 3 of 419, Temple Street, Birmingham, EnglandBusiness(?)1904 *  
Item 4 of 4Parkfield, Helton Road, Birmingham, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1904 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Alfred Waterhouse  ApprenticeRemained as assistant
Item 2 of 3James Murray1863 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Henman & Cooper1898 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Charles Edward Bateman29 February 1904for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6John McKean Brydon13 June 1892for Associateship
Item 3 of 6George Tunstal Redmayne13 June 1892for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Alfred Waterhouse13 June 1892for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Alfred Waterhouse29 February 1904for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Paul Waterhouse29 February 1904for Fellowship

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 21903HouseAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 21903Perrins CentreAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v12 p5 (microfiche 52/B2); F v14 p137 (microfilm reel 18/19)