Henry Clement Charlewood

Place of Birth
Kinoulton Notts
Newcastle-upon Tyne

  • Born      15 May 1856 Kinoulton Nottinghamshire
  • Died       3 August 1943 at Bechenham

Henry Clement Charlewood, the son of the Rev Thomas Charlewood, was born on 15 May 1856 at Kinoulton Nottinghamshire where his father was vicar. He was educated at Marlborough College and articled to Joseph Stretch Crowther from 1874 to 1878. In 1879 he travelled in Italy, before gaining further experience in the offices of George Tunstal Redmayne. About 1881 he commenced independent practice in Manchester. The census return of 1881 and directory entries for 1883 and 1886 show his residence as “Oaklands” Alderley Edge.  During this period he completed churches at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bamford and Shelvington, Lancashire. He passed the qualifying exam early in 1888 and was admitted ARIBA on 11 June, his proposers being Thomas Worthington, G T Redmayne, and John Holden, all of Manchester.  In 1885 he married Louisa Mary Hicks, the sister of William Searle Hicks ((1849-1902), architect and the Diocesan Surveyor to the Newcastle diocese. He then moved to Newcastle where he joined his brother-in-law William Searle Hicks. Their first joint work appears to be St Leonard Welbury, of 1887, although other sources indicate that Charlewood did not become a partner until 1888

Charlewood was president of the Northern Architectural Association in 1910-11. He retired in 1916/17 and moved to Somerset.

Henry Clement Charlewood died at Beckenham, Kent, on 3 August 1943.

The practice of Hicks and Charlewood was continued by their sons, Henry Leicester Hicks from 1916 and George Edward Charlewood from 1920. However By 1936 both sons were operating separately.