Alfred Waterhouse

British architect (1830-1905)

Alfred Waterhouse (19 July 1830 – 22 August 1905) was an English architect, particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival. He is perhaps best known for his design for Manchester Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London, although he also built a wide variety of other buildings throughout the country. Financially speaking, Waterhouse was probably the most successful of all Victorian architects. Though expert within Gothic and Renaissance styles, Waterhouse never limited himself to a single architectural style.[1][2]

Manchester Town Hall


  1. "Royal Berkshire History — Alfred Waterhouse (1830–1905)". David Nash Ford. 2003. Retrieved 2005-06-29.
  2. "Natural History Museum Archive Catalogue - Alfred Waterhouse". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2007-11-09.