Royle and Bennett (III)
The death of Robert Isaac Bennett in 1901 was followed by that of his fellow partner, William Alfred Royle in 1904. Continued by his son, (also named William Alfred Royle), later joined by Percy Dean Lodge, the practice limped on until 31 January 1907 when the partnership between the two men was formally dissolved. By 1909 the partners in Royle and Bennett were given as John H Crabtree and J H Somerset, two inexperienced architects in their early twenties. Again the partnership was short-lived, being formally dissolved in September 1909. Commissions obtained during this latter period in the Manchester area have still to be found.