Thomas Worthington


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(1826–1909). English architect. He designed numerous buildings in Manchester including the canopied Gothic Albert Memorial (1862–7), the Mayfield Baths, Ardwick (1857), the Towers, Didsbury (1868), and the handsome First Pointed Brookfield Unitarian Church, Hyde Road, Gorton (1869–71). With his son, (Sir) Percy Scott Worthington (1864–1939), who became a partner in the firm in 1889, he designed Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford (1891–3), and the Unitarian Church, Ullett Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool (1896–1902), the last with much excellent Arts-and-Crafts detail. Sir Percy Scott Worthington was later joined by his half-brother Sir John Hubert Worthington (1886–1963), and his son, Thomas Shirley Scott Worthington (1900–81). Sir Hubert was responsible for the Radcliffe Science Library (1933–4), Linacre College (1936), Rose Lane Buildings, Merton College (1939–40), New College Library (1939), the History Faculty Library, Merton Street (1938–56), Lincoln House, Turl Street (1939), Dolphin Gate, St Giles's (1947–8), and the twin block for the Departments of Forestry and Botany (1947–50), all in Oxford.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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