Architect Thomas Worthington was born in Salford, Lancashire in 1826. He was the fourth son of a Unitarian family, attending the well-known Cross Street Chapel.
Worthington worked on social housing schemes and facilities in Manchester and Salford. He was also involved in the design of hospitals and public buildings.
He was appointed to design Burnley cemetery. He went on to become a notable architect in Manchester, designing perhaps most fanously the memorial to Prince Albert in Albert Square, Manchester and the Cavendish Memorial Fountain at Bolton Abbey.
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