Whitworth Park

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Whitworth Park
Whitworth Park
TypeMunicipal park
LocationRusholme, Manchester, England
Coordinates53°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
Area18 acres (7.3 ha)
Created1890 (1890)
Operated byManchester 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]


  • "History of Whitworth Park". Manchester 2002 UK. Archived from the original on 2007-09-22.
  • "History of Whitworth Park". Manchester City Council.
  1. ^ "King Edward VII, Whitworth Park, Manchester". John Cassidy: Manchester Sculptor. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Edward VII". Public Monument and Sculpture Association. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. 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