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

Location

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