Peacock Mausoleum

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Peacock Mausoleum
Peacock Family Memorial, Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton.jpg
Type Mausoleum
Location Gorton, Manchester
Coordinates 53°27′36″N 2°10′08″W / 53.4601°N 2.1688°W / 53.4601; -2.1688Coordinates: 53°27′36″N 2°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
Peacock Mausoleum is located in Greater Manchester
Peacock Mausoleum
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]

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.

See also


  1. ^ a b 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.


  • Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2004). Lancashire: Manchester and the South East. The Buildings Of England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10583-5.

External links

  • Website featuring an early photo of the mausoleum
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