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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1139360



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Warrington

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Woolston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Aug-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58911

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SJ 68 NE WOOLSTON WEIR LANE Martinscroft 7/33 The Church of St Peter


Catholic church 1831 (Pevsner). Brick with rendered plinth and quoins and modern tyrolean treatment elsewhere with slate roof. Rectangular building of 4 bays in lancet style with presbytery behind chancel at south end. North gable entrance to the nave is pair of 4 panel doors in gothic opening with timber panelled transome. The entrance is flanked by cast iron lattice windows in lancent openings with stone sills and a single bell is hung in an opening over the door. Two-way projecting quoint pilasters with moulded eaves cornices and pyramid finials. Lead covered gable coping. Nave walls have lattice windows in lancet openings but those nearest chancel have stained glass. Projecting coved eaves cornice with lead gutter.

Interior: Apsidal sanctuary set into wall common to presbytery. Marble altar, reredos and dado with terrazzo up to deep plaster cornice and painted ceiling. Main alter flanked west by marble "Lady" altar and east by vestry door with mosaic memorial pictures above each and whole wall in marble up to coved ceiling cornice. Side walls brown marble dado with white marble to window arch springing lines. Mosaic stations of the cross with mosaic memorial pictures (1875 to 1912) above in spaces between windows. Grained timber choir gallery and screen north end of nave, flat ceiling with cove.

Listing NGR: SJ6552089078

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

National Grid Reference: SJ 65520 89078


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