Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST PETER
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1387969.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 17-Feb-2020 at 19:17:10.


Statutory Address:

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

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



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


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


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 31 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01489/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H Swain. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].