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Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Little Budworth
National Grid Reference:
SJ 59855 65369


LITTLE BUDWORTH C.P. THE VILLAGE SJ 56 NE 3/60 Church of St. Peter. 3.1.67 GV II* Church. Perpendicular C15 tower with nave and chancel dated by inscription "Rebuilt 1800" in a composite style. Red sandstone ashlar with slate roof. Western tower, nave and chancel. Tower of 3 stages: western front: projecting plinth with moulded top. Diagonal buttresses. Central doorway with moulded surround and hood mould with worn figurehead label stops. C18 door with 8 raised and fielded panels. String course above at level of sill of window to first stage which has a roll and casement moulded surround and renewed glazing bars of c1800 with 3 round-headed arched lights. String course at level of springing of arch continuing around tower and across buttresses and set with a series of figure and animal heads. Canopied niche above this and string course below belfry opening which is louvred and of 3 lights and showing fenestration of c1800. String course above with gargoyles to angles and centre. Battlemented parapet above with chamfered machicolations. South front: blind save for string courses, staircase lancets at left and belfry openings and parapet as on west face; also having clock face at level of niche on west face. Square plate with circular face and dated 1785 to corners and inscription Simon Faulkner ) Ch Wardens below. William Mafon ) North face: blind save for string courses and C20 lean-to to base. Nave: South face; 4 bays. Projecting plinth with moulded top. Door at left with round arch, triple keystone and raised springers. Three windows to right of two arched lights within round-arched surround each with triple keystones and band at level of springing. Cyma-moulded cornice. North face similar but having 4 windows and no door and lacking keystones and impost band. Window at left without glazing bars. East end: Chancel to centre with triple-light round-arched window and acanthus leaf decoration to keystone. Blank left and right hand reveals to chancel. Doorway at left to Eastern wall of nave has moulded surround and pineapple finial in relief. Interior: pointed tower arch at western end in ashlar walling, and with angled buttresses at sides. Cambered barrel vault to nave. Moulded Gothick surrounds to the windows. Semi-circular barrel vault to the chancel. Tablet to right hand wall of chancel recording the gift of £1,000 in 1798 to rebuild the church by Ralph Rinkham, a Manchester merchant. C18 pulpit raised on four square legs and standing on square base with raised and fielded panels and fluted 1/4 columns to the corners. C17 font with gadrooned and fluted marble body of punch-bowl shape standing on octagonal sandstone base painted in simulation of marble.

Listing NGR: SJ5985565369


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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