Church of St Peter, Chapel Street, Congleton - Cheshire East (UA)

Town centre church of 1740 in Georgian neoclassical style with Gothic pinnacled west tower completed in 1786. Iron casement windows with semi-circular heads. The interior has galleries to three sides. There are problems of iron corrosion to the windows which has a disproportionate effect on the stained glass. A comprehensive ceiling repair project is underway during 2018, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund's Grant For Places of Worship scheme.

Church of St Peter, Chapel Street, Congleton - Cheshire East (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PETER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1330322
  • Local Planning Authority: Cheshire East (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Peter
  • Street Name: Chapel Street
  • Locality: Congleton
  • Unitary Authority: Cheshire East (UA)
  • Parish: Congleton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Congleton
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA