Peacock Mausoleum

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Peacock Mausoleum
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Type Mausoleum
Location Gorton, Manchester
Coordinates 53°27′36″N2°10′08″W / 53.4601°N 2.1688°W / 53.4601; -2.1688 Coordinates: 53°27′36″N2°10′08″W / 53.4601°N 2.1688°W / 53.4601; -2.1688
Built C.1876
Architect Thomas Worthington
Architectural style(s) Victorian
Governing body Church
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Peacock Mausoleum
Designated 3 October 1974
Reference no. 388208
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Location of Peacock Mausoleum in Greater Manchester

The Peacock Mausoleum is a Victorian Gothic memorial to Richard Peacock (1820–1889), engineer and Liberal MP for Manchester, and to his son, Joseph Peacock. It is situated in the cemetery of Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, Manchester. [1] The mausoleum was designed by the prolific Manchester architect Thomas Worthington. It was made a Grade II* listed structure on 3 October 1974. [2]

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Brookfield Unitarian Church church in Manchester, UK

Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, Manchester, is a Victorian Gothic church built between 1869 and 1871. It was commissioned by Richard Peacock (1820–1889), engineer and Liberal MP for Manchester, and designed by the prolific Manchester architect Thomas Worthington. The church cost Peacock £12,000. It was designated a Grade II* listed building on 3 October 1974. The churchyard lodges and the Sunday School are also listed buildings. The church steeple contains a peal of eight bells, all named after members of the Peacock family.

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Pevsner's The Buildings of England describes the memorial as "a large three-bay shrine of white stone. Steep roof and statues at the corners – an engineer, blacksmith, draughtsman and architect, supposedly a portrayal of Worthington himself." [1] Peacock, a partner in the locomotive engineering firm of Beyer, Peacock and Company also paid for the construction of the Brookfield Unitarian Church.

Nikolaus Pevsner German-born British scholar

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner was a German, later British scholar of the history of art, especially of architecture.

Beyer, Peacock and Company defunct British locomotive manufacturer, based in Gorton, Manchester

Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English railway locomotive manufacturer with a factory in Gorton, Manchester. Founded by Charles Beyer, Richard Peacock and Henry Robertson, it traded from 1854 until 1966. It received limited liability in 1902, becoming Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited.

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Notes

  1. 1 2 Hartwell, Hyde & Pevsner 2004, p. 374.
  2. Good Stuff (1974-10-03). "Peacock Mausoleum to West of Brookfield Unitarian Church - Manchester - Manchester - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2017-03-09.

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