SJ8895 : Richard Peacock's Mausoleum

taken 9 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

Richard Peacock's Mausoleum
Richard Peacock's Mausoleum
The tomb of Richard Peacock at Brookfield Church SJ8895 : Brookfield Unitarian Church. Richard Peacock (1820-1889) LinkExternal link was Liberal Party MP for Manchester Gorton and responsible for the construction of Brookfield Church.

The mausoleum was designed by Thomas Worthington and also commemorates Richard's son Ralph (1838-1928) and his younger son Joseph, born in 1839, who had died before his father, in 1875.
Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton
The grade II listed building LinkExternal link was commissioned and endowed by Richard Peacock, engineer and partner in locomotive-building firm of Beyer and Peacock. The cornerstone was laid on October 30th 1869. Replacing the former Gorton Chapel which was built in 1703, it was designed by Manchester architect Thomas Worthington, a prominent Manchester Unitarian, and opened in 1870.

The grounds contain many graves dating from the former chapel and a mauseoleum for Richard Peacock and his son Ralph. LinkExternal link The tower houses a peel of eight bells but they are only rarely rung. Historic England LinkExternal link rate it category C in their list of buildings at risk. The adjacent Sunday School was sold to a Housing Association and converted into retirement homes after becoming disused and derelict for a number of years.

Interesting accounts of the church can be found at the Gorton Local History Group Archives site: LinkExternal link and on Robert Siddall's memorabilia site: LinkExternal link
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SJ8895, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 25 February, 2009
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Grave 
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Mausoleum   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 888 959 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.5837N 2:10.1547W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 888 959
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