Richard Lane

Richard Lane was born in London in 1795 but as an architect based himself in Manchester.  He numbered among his pupils the famous Alfred Waterhouse.  He set up his Manchester practice in 1821.

Manchester Royal Infirmary (1834) and Lunatic Asylum (1848), (both demolished) in Piccadilly

Left of the photograph below


Friend's Meeting House, Mount Street, 1828 - 1830

(Lane was a Quaker - as was Waterhouse)

The Chorlton-on-Medlock Town Hall, All Saints - 1930 - 1931

Now part of the Manchester College of Art



Richard Lane was central in the creation of the Victoria Park development in what is now Longsight and Rusholm.  Not only did he create the layout of the community but he also designed some of the houses.  Below is Lane Court.