Basic Site Details

Name: Manchester Assize Courts
City or county: Manchester
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Harper lists a 'Thompson' of Glasgow as one of the competitors recorded in the 'Builder'. This is presumably a misspelling but it is unclear whether it refers to A & G Thomson or James Thomson.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Courthouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11859 Competition held 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 11Alfred WaterhouseArchitect 1859 Won competition (£250 premium) and secured job
Item 2 of 11James HamiltonArchitect 1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 3 of 11James ThomsonArchitect 1859(?) Possibly submitted competition design - unplaced
Item 4 of 11John James StevensonArchitect 1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 5 of 11John Thomas RocheadArchitect 1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 6 of 11David Paton LowArchitectA1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 7 of 11Haig & LowArchitectural practiceA1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 8 of 11John HaigArchitectA1859 Competition design - unplaced
Item 9 of 11A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceB?1859(?) Possibly submitted competition design - unplaced
Item 10 of 11Alexander ThomsonArchitectB?1859(?) Possibly submitted competition design - unplaced
Item 11 of 11George ThomsonArchitectB?1859(?) Possibly submitted competition design - unplaced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1859XVII pp226, 252, 264, 286, 289, 296, 307, 318, 323, 328i & 339