PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1375046
Date first listed:
26-Sep-1963
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER, KIRKGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER, KIRKGATE

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 30658 33301

Details

LEEDS

SE3033SE KIRKGATE 714-1/79/229 (South side) 26/09/63 Parish Church of St Peter

GV I

Church. 1839-41, altered 1870-80. By RD Chantrell; Dr WF Hook, vicar; alterations to east end 1870-80. Ashlar, slate roofs. PLAN: equal-length chancel and nave, both with clerestories and tall aisles; massive tower at centre of north aisle, shallow chancel apse, low outer north aisle, south transept. In Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: main entrance below tower: massive oak doors, original ironwork. Generally Perpendicular tracery, 5-light east window, crocketed pinnacles, turrets at corners. Tower: panelled sides, clock by Potts of Leeds, tall 2-light belfry, openwork battlements, crocketed pinnacles. INTERIOR: entry is into the crossing ; a long chancel with steps up to sanctuary, crossing and transepts lierne-vaulted and apse fan vaulted all in plaster. Arcades with moulded arches. Enormous galleries along nave and chancel; decorated canopies throughout, especially chancel stalls. Much use of plaster painted to imitate stone/wood. East end: sanctuary marble arcade with fine mosaic work by Salviati of Venice, life-size figures of 12 apostles; reredos of coloured marble and alabaster by GE Street representing Christ in Glory flanked by saints, cartoons by Clayton and Bell and executed by Rust, 1888. East window contains glass collected on the continent by J Summers and given to the church 1846. Panelled memorial tomb of Dr Hook, Dean of Chichester, by Sir G Gilbert Scott, 1875. (Sprittles, J: Leeds Parish Church History and Guide).



Listing NGR: SE3065933302

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
465926
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Sources

Books and journals
Sprittles, J , Leeds Parish Church History and Guide

Legal

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

End of official listing

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