Church of St Peter, Town Gate, Halifax - Calderdale

Church of 1763 to 1766 in the Classical style, based on the design for the Church of the Holy Trinity, Leeds. The building incorporates a nave with massive composite columns and horseshoe gallery, north organ chamber and vestry, apsidal sanctuary and three-stage west tower. The finely decorated interior is particularly noteworthy and includes Royal Arms dated 1766 flanked by four cartouches with coats of arms by Guiseppe Cortese, the Ten Commandments and relief figures of Moses and Jesus. Water ingress is causing damage to the finishes and decorations.

Church of St Peter, Town Gate, Halifax - Calderdale
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1313775
  • Local Planning Authority: Calderdale
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Peter
  • Street Name: Town Gate
  • Locality: Halifax
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Calderdale
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Calder Valley
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I