(Alfred) Ernest Woodhouse
- Birth date 1874/75 at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland
- Death date Sunday 3 June 1923 at his residence, Lily Bank Hereford Street Sale
- Interment Kirkby Lonsdale
Alfred Ernest Woodhouse was born in 1877-5 at Kirkby Lonsdale, on the edge of the Lake District, the son of William B Woodhouse, coal merchant, and his wife Agnes. He was articled to Robert Walker of Windermere in 1892 before working as assistant to Herbert Hodgson of Bradford in 1894 and subsequently for Francis Usher Holme and Maxwell and Tuke. He commenced independent practice at Brunswick Street Manchester in 1899 and was elected a Fellow of the RIBA in 1906
He designed many of the Council schools for Stretford Education Authority and among his notable architectural work was also that for St Peter’s Church, Gorse Hill, Stretford which was erected from his designs. In 1912 he entered into partnership with Percy Howard but this ended in April 1916 when Howard entered military service. Following his demobilisation in 1919 the partnership was re-formed.
In 1913 Woodhouse was perhaps fortunate to be acquitted of a charge of manslaughter and drink driving following a motor accident in the early hours of 20 March 1913 when the driver of a horse-drawn lurry was killed.
A E Woodhouse died on 3 June 1923 at his residence, Lily Bank. Hereford Street, Sale and was interred at Kirkby Lonsdale. He was only forty-eight years of age.
1899 Brunswick Street Manchester
1904 E Woodhouse. architect, surveyor, land and estate agent. 88, Mosley Street, Manchester
1910 88, Mosley Street, Manchester
1914 88 Mosley Street Manchester
1906 Lily Bank Hereford Street Sale
1914 Lily Bank Hereford Street Sale
Death Notice Manchester Guardian Wednesday 6 June 1923 Page 16 (Deaths)
Obituary Manchester City News Saturday 9 June 1923 Page 12
Reference Who's Who in architecture 1914
Reference Building News 28 March 1913 Page 458
Reference Building News 11 April 1913 page 528
Reference Building News 18 April 1913 Page 561 - Woodhouse committed to Assizes
Reference Manchester City News 26 April 1913 page 4 column 5
Buildings and Designs
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