Basic Biographical Details

Name: Paul Waterhouse
Born: 29 October 1861
Died: 19 December 1924
Bio Notes: Paul Waterhouse was born in Manchester on 29 October 1861 and educated at Eton. He was articled to his father Alfred Waterhouse in 1880, but broke his apprenticeship to go to Balliol, Oxford, from which he graduated MA in Classics. He returned to his father's office, 1884-1887, remaining as an assistant. During that period he won the RIBA Silver Medal in 1886 and followed in his father's footsteps in France, Belgium and Italy. He passed the qualifying exam in 1888, and was admitted ARIBA on 11 March 1889, his proposers being his father, Arthur Blomfield and George Aitchison. Admission to Fellow followed very quickly on 11 March 1895, his proposers being his father, Sir William Emerson, Benjamin Ingelow and Ernest George. He had been made a partner by his father four years previously in 1891.

Alfred Waterhouse died at the country house he had built for himself in 1878, Yattendon, Berkshire, on 22 September 1905. Paul continued the practice and took his son Michael Theodore Waterhouse into partnership in 1919.

Paul Waterhouse died at Yattendon on 19 December 1924 when his last work in Scotland, the Younger Hall in St Andrews, was only at the design stage.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 320, New Cavendish Street, London W, EnglandBusinessBefore 1888After 1904 
Item 2 of 3Green End, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1914 *  
Item 3 of 3Staple Inn Buildings, Holborn, London WC, EnglandBusinessBefore 1914After 1923 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Alfred Waterhouse1880c. 1881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alfred Waterhouse18841887Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Alfred Waterhouse18871891Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Alfred Waterhouse & Son1891 Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Michael Theodore Waterhouse  Partner 
Item 2 of 3John Clifford Procter1905Before 1907Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Alfred Louis HaySeptember 19051924Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 7George Aitchison11 March 1889for Associateship
Item 2 of 7(Sir) Arthur William Blomfield11 March 1889for Associateship
Item 3 of 7(Sir) William Emerson11 March 1895for Fellowship
Item 4 of 7Ernest George11 March 1895for Fellowship
Item 5 of 7Benjamin Ingelow11 March 1895for Fellowship
Item 6 of 7Alfred Waterhouse11 March 1889for Associateship
Item 7 of 7Alfred Waterhouse11 March 1895for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Cooper29 February 1904for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Charles William English19 December 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Ramsay Traquair5 March 1900for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 251886Alloa Town Hall and library, MarshillAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAs assistant to his father Alfred Waterhouse, prior to partnership
Item 2 of 251895Prudential Assurance Building  DundeeScotland 
Item 3 of 251895Prudential Assurance Company Buildings  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 251896Arnsbrae, CambusAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAddition to house, including service court
Item 5 of 251900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 6 of 251902Mount Melville HouseSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 7 of 251902Mount Melville, stablesSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 8 of 251902Mount Melville, walled garden with orchard  FifeScotland 
Item 9 of 251902Mount Melville, west lodgeSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 25c. 1902University of LeedsLeeds YorkshireEnglandExtensions
Item 11 of 25c. 1902University of Liverpool  LiverpoolEnglandExtensions
Item 12 of 25c. 1902University of ManchesterChorlton-on-Medlock ManchesterEnglandExtensions
Item 13 of 251909Prudential Assurance Company building  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 251910Mount Melville HouseSt Andrews FifeScotlandFormal garden, including summerhouse, bridge and island buildings
Item 15 of 251913Prudential Assurance CoDunfermline FifeScotlandDesign
Item 16 of 251919All Saints Episcopal ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandNave added
Item 17 of 251919University of St Andrews Old Students Union BuildingSt Andrews FifeScotlandImprovements, and alteration to top of stair tower
Item 18 of 251920Mount Melville Estate, Prospect Row Cottages  FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 25c. 1920Mount Melville, island buildings  FifeScotland 
Item 20 of 251921Castle Wynd HouseSt Andrews FifeScotlandRemodelling of Castle Wynd House and hall with Doric columned cloister as entrance to chancel and church of All Saints
Item 21 of 251921St Gregory's (flatted fishermen's housing)St Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 22 of 251923Younger HallSt Andrews FifeScotland 
Item 23 of 25Before 1924Mount Melville, factor's residence  FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 25Before 1924(?)St RegulusSt Andrews FifeScotlandAdditions (HS gives 'Paul Whitehouse' - surely an error?)
Item 25 of 25Before 1924(?)University of St Andrews, St Salvator's HallSt Andrews FifeScotlandPreliminary scheme; not liked by the Principal or the University Court; paid abandonment fee and John Donald Mills commissioned


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914  Includes list of other sources
Item 2 of 4Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   
Item 3 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp13, p130, p137
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal10 January 1925 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp141-143 Obituary by Sir Aston Webb
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal24 January 1925 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp192 Obituary