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He studied architecture under Richard Lane at the University of Manchester - some mistake, surely? The university was founded in 1851, and would have been unlikely to offer architecture as a subject of study. Architects were apprenticed or articled, and other sources, e.g. http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/awaterhouse.html say that Waterhouse was apprenticed to Richard Lane. C0pernicus (talk) 09:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
The article was changed from He studied architecture under Richard Lane in Manchester to the current text on the 11th March 2007 by an anonymous editor who changed nothing else and cited no sources. It is possible we are looking at an unspotted piece of vandalism; or it may be an inexperienced editor who made an assumption too far; or it may be true. Whichever, it is not supported by the cited references and I shall revert it to the original text which doesn't explicitly rule out the UoM. -- Chris j wood (talk) 10:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I've just written the article on Richard Lane, and my research shows that Waterhouse was articled to Richard Lane and Peter B. Alley (like Waterhouse, both Quakers) in 1845. So Waterhouse absolutely did not study architecture at Owens College. Perhaps the original error was made because Waterhouse designed the Owens College buildings on Oxford Road and was later awarded the LL.D (honorary, I assume) from the federal Victoria University, and as Chris says, the editor made an assumption too far.AnIco (talk) 08:03, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Former Congregational Church (1884-5), by Alfred Waterhouse, NW3 London
Is it possible to include this building amonngst his works listed on Wiki? I have no detailed knowledge but I was part of the team that converted this amazing building to AIR (Lyndhurst) Recording Studios in 1992. R Haggas 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:07, 26 May 2012 (UTC)