CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1387969
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1974
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 69245 10630

Details

BOLTON

SD61SE CHURCH ROAD 797-1/1/66 (South side) 26/04/74 Church of St Peter

II

Parish church. Dated on tower 1823, but largely rebuilt 1840. Coursed and squared stone with slate roofs. West tower, nave with shallow transepts and chancel. EXTERIOR: rock-faced stone to tower, which has thin clasping buttresses with colonettes in upper stages, terminating in heavy pinnacles. 4 unequal stages with west door in stepped moulded arch with quatrefoil over, and paired lancets recessed and divided by a circular pier above. Clock in 3rd stage, and stepped triple bell-chamber lights above. Lancet windows to west of nave each side of tower, the north and south nave walls divided into 5 bays by buttresses, each bay with a single lancet window. North porch and south doorway. Gabletted angle buttresses to transepts, which have stepped triple lancet windows in recessed panel. Shallow chancel with lancet window to north, enriched with chevron moulding. Stepped triple lancet east window, enriched with chevron moulding and divided by shafts. Vestry to south of chancel, a later addition. INTERIOR: single span nave of 5 bays, the tie beams carried on raking wall-posts supported by corbels; raking struts with central foiled circle and trefoiled panels in spandrels. Similar trusses form quadripartite vault over crossing. West gallery with arcaded panelling, carried on wood-cased shafts. Clustered shafts to chancel and transept arches, with nailhead moulding. Trefoiled arcade as reredos. Geometric and emblematic stained glass with single figure of St Peter in east window, and a single stained glass window to south, dated 1899, the Good Samaritan. Some recent re-ordering of the church, but many of the pews of c1880 have been retained.



Listing NGR: SD6924510630

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
475964
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 31 Jul 2000
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