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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: 1203819



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

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 357563

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5/47 Church of St. Peter - - II

Church, 1849-50, by Charles Reed; subsequently enlarged. Yellow sandstone snecked rubble with gritstone plinth and dressings, slate roof with red ridging tiles. Nave with north west belfry turret, transepts, and chancel. Early English style: steeply pitched roofs, lancet windows. Gableted west doorway of three orders; from eaves of this gablet a moulded band carries round the whole building, stepping down to sill level of aisles; west front has a second band (broken by the gablet) from which rise 2 tall lancets which have hoodmoulds with foliated stops; above these a vesica window with an inner band of dogtoothing. At north west corner is a polygonal 4-stage stair turret surmounted by an octagonal belfry terminating in a short spire with steep gablets above the openings. Buttressed aisles of 5 bays, most with coupled lancets; but 2nd bay on north side has steeply gabled porch resembling west doorway. Clerestory of 6 cusped single-light windows. Transepts (1910) are rock-faced, have low angle-buttresses and 3 stepped lancets. East window of 3 stepped lights (the centre very high), all enclosed by a detached hoodmould. Interior: 5 bay nave arcade of alternately cylindrical and octagonal columns with moulded caps; arch-braced kingpost nave and chancel roofs, scissor-braced transept roofs; windows of north transept contain C15/C16 French and Flemish stained glass (given in 1937).

Listing NGR: SD5889318422

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National Grid Reference: SD 58893 18422


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