Brookfield Unitarian Church

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Brookfield Unitarian Church

Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton, Manchester, is a Victorian Gothic church built between 1869–71. It was commissioned by Richard Peacock (1820–1889), engineer and Liberal MP for Manchester and designed by the prolific Manchester architect Thomas Worthington.[1] The church cost Peacock £12,000. It was designated a Grade II* listed building on 3 October 1974.[2] The churchyard lodges and the Sunday School are also listed buildings.

Pevsner's The Buildings of England describes the church as "very large and strikingly-prosperous looking. Stone, Early English style, with a north-west steeple. The church has a bold, simple, and perfect Ecclesiological interior."[1] The church, and its graveyard, have suffered much from vandalism in recent years.

Peacock, a partner in the locomotive engineering firm of Beyer, Peacock and Company is buried in the cemetery of the church, along with members of his family, in the Peacock Mausoleum, also by Thomas Worthington.


  1. ^ a b The Buildings of England: Lancashire- Manchester and the South East, page 373
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  • 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′07″W / 53.4599°N 2.1685°W / 53.4599; -2.1685