Peacock Mausoleum

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The Peacock Mausoleum

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."[3] Peacock, a partner in the locomotive engineering firm of Beyer, Peacock and Company also paid for the construction of the Brookfield Unitarian Church.

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  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Lancashire- Manchester and the South East, page 374
  2. ^ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-388208-peacock-mausoleum-to-west-of-brookfield-
  3. ^ The Buildings of England: Lancashire- Manchester and the South East, page 374

References[edit]

  • Hartwell, Clare, Hyde, Matthew and Pevsner, Nikolaus, The Buildings of England: Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004) Yale University Press

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Coordinates: 53°27′36″N 2°10′08″W / 53.45995°N 2.16880°W / 53.45995; -2.16880