Whitworth Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Whitworth Park
Peopleinwhitworthpark.JPG
Whitworth Park
Type Municipal park
Location Moss Side, Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°27′32″N 2°13′48″W / 53.45877°N 2.23002°W / 53.45877; -2.23002Coordinates: 53°27′32″N 2°13′48″W / 53.45877°N 2.23002°W / 53.45877; -2.23002
Area 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Created 1890 (1890)
Operated by Manchester City Council

Whitworth Park is a public park in south Manchester, England, and the location of the Whitworth Art Gallery. To the north are the University of Manchester's student residences known as "Toblerones". It was historically in Chorlton on Medlock but is now included in the Moss Side ward.

The park, of some 18 acres (7.3 ha) opposite Manchester Royal Infirmary, was opened in 1890 on land known as Potters Field. The park was leased to the Corporation of Manchester by the Whitworth Trustees in October 1904 on a 1000-year lease for a nominal annual rent of £10.

A statue of King Edward VII by John Cassidy on the east side, unveiled in 1913, commemorates the royal visit when the new Royal Infirmary was opened in 1909.[1][2] The bronze statue, mounted on a square, stepped granite plinth and pedestal, is a grade II listed structure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King Edward VII, Whitworth Park, Manchester". John Cassidy: Manchester Sculptor. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Edward VII". Public Monument and Sculpture Association. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Edward VII Statue in Whitworth Park to south of Whitworth Gallery (1271458)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2015.