Robert Isaac Bennett

Place of Birth

  • Born      June 1841 at Manchester
  • Died       21 August 1901 at Prestwich

Robert Isaac Bennett was born in Manchester in June 1841, the son of Peter Bennett, and was educated at Asshawe Hall, Flixton, under James McDougall.

In 1859 he was articled to Philip Nunn, architect, who died in I867. In conjunction with William A Royle, a fellow‑pupil and afterwards fellow assistant, he succeeded to Mr Nunn's practice under the style of Royle and Bennett, architects and surveyors, Carlton Buildings, Cooper Street, Manchester.  During their long period of partnership, Royle and Bennett carried out many important buildings in the city and neighbouring districts For the Manchester School Board they designed no less than ten schools including the Higher Grade Schools at Cheetham. They were also responsible for the School Board offices in Deansgate, Manchester. Robert Isaac Bennett was President of the Manchester Society of Architects, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1888

Robert Isaac Bennett died at his residence, Oakleigh, Prestwich Park, on 21 August 1901 at was interred at Prestwich Parish Church.


Death Notice: Manchester Guardian - Friday 23 August 1901 - deaths

Funeral: Manchester Guardian Monday 26 August 1901 Page 5 Column 6]

Obituary:  Robert Isaac Bennett, British Architect 30 August 1901 Page 146

Obituary:  Robert Isaac Bennett, Builder 7 September 1901 Page 217

Obituary:  Robert Isaac Bennett Building News 30 August 1901 Page 278

Obituary:  Robert Isaac Bennett, Manchester Guardian 24 August 1901 page 8


Reference: Pike


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Royle and Bennett (I) Architectural practice 1867 1904 Manchester