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Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 61575 04242


HINDLEY ATHERTON ROAD SD 60 SW (west side) 10/76 Church of - St. Peter - II Church. 1866. By E. G. Paley. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Nave with aisles under lean-to roofs, south west vestry, chancel and north east tower and spire (ritual west is actual north). 5-bay nave has cornice to clerestory and aisles; aisles have 2-light windows with Geometrical tracery and hood moulds with head stops; gabled buttresses have animal corbels. Clerestory has paired 2- light windows. North and south gabled porches have angle buttresses, arches with ball-flower on quatrefoil responds with foliated capitals. West end has gabled buttresses flanking 4-light window with shafts and small light with shafts over, headstops to hood moulds; 2-light aisle west windows. Tower has diagonal buttresses with blind arches to angled top projections, 3-light north window, 2nd stage trefoil-headed light with shafts on sill course. Bell stage has sill and impost courses and paired 2-light louvred bell openings with clock faces over. Top cornice with gargoyles and broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes, the lower ones of 2 lights. East stair turret, the upper part canted; trefoil- headed entrance. Chancel has gabled buttresses flanking 3- light east window. Enriched cornice and 2-light trefoil- headed south window. Vestry is later, gabled to east and west. Interior has arcades on round columns with crocket capitals; hood moulds with head stops. Corbelled detached shafts support waggon roof. 2 wrought iron chandeliers Organ, 1873, in original case at west end, 2 parts flanking vestry, stalls to front and top cresting. Round font on quatrefoil column with roundels to bowl. Chancel arch on triple-shafted responds, pulpit to south with arcading. Chancel has arch-braced scissor roof and simple panelling and reredos. Arch to vestry to north. East window has good stained glass dated 1870; south aisle has unusual pictorial style window dated 1881 by D. Morette. Good stone-carved details.

Listing NGR: SD6157504242


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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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Date: 04 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03284/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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