Alfred Rangeley

Place of Birth


  • Born              1875 Regent Road Salford
  • Marriage (1)Maria Owens  22 December 1900 at St Saviour Chorlton
  • Marriage (2) :  Gertrude Walford 1934 Register Office Macclesfield Cheshire
  • Died              20 December 1961 Wilmslow Cheshire

The son of Joshua Rangeley, joiner, and his wife, Mary (Lee), Alfred Rangeley was born in the Regent Road district of Salford in 1875. He was articled to John Harris Andrews between 1890 and 1895 while attending Manchester Technical and Art Schools and remained with Andrews and Butterworth as assistant for two years thereafter. In 1897 he joined J W Beaumont and Son as assistant and may well have remained with them for several years (Rangley’s address in 1910 corresponding to that of Beaumonts’ office). He was elected LRIBA in July 1910, proposed by J W Beaumont, P Hesketh, L Dutch.

When Alfred Rangley commenced independent practice is unclear. In 1924 he submitted a planning application under his own name, with an address at 4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, and for the next five years was employed on major commissions for Allied Newspapers. It has not been possible to verify claims by John J. Parkinson-Bailey - Manchester: An Architectural History – that Rangeley was employed by them as in-house architect.

Alfred Rangeley of 12 Hawthorn Avenue Wilmslow Cheshire, died on 20 December 1961. His son Jack Rangeley, born 1911, also practised as an architect.