Assize Courts, Manchester

Entrance

Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905)

1859-64

Assize Courts, Manchester

Eastlake, facing p. 312

The Manchester Assize Courts: conipetition attracted more than a hundred candidates, among whom were many whose names had been little known before, but who have since become eminent in their profession. The choice of the judges fell upon Mr. Alfred Waterhouse, a local architect, who had sent in a Mediaeval design, which united considerable artistic merit with unusual advantages in regard to plan and internal arrangement. [Eastlake's commentary contined below]

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