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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawdesley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6236 / 53°37'24"N

Longitude: -2.7732 / 2°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 348955

OS Northings: 414394

OS Grid: SD489143

Mapcode National: GBR 9V2J.DS

Mapcode Global: WH86C.C5NX

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184411

Location: Mawdesley, Chorley, Lancashire, L40

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Mawdesley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Mawdesley with Bispham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 41 SE
12/157 Church of St. Peter
- II

Church. 1840 by E. Sharpe (Pevsner); altered. Square sandstone, slate
roof. Nave and chancel, west steeple. Mixed Gothick style. Five-bay
buttressed nave, the westernmost bay with gablets containing lancets, and
that on the south side with an arched doorway; otherwise, each bay has a
tall square-headed window of 2 cusped lights, with a hoodmould; chancel has
a large 5-light Perpendicular window. Slender west tower, partly embraced
by nave, has diagonal buttresses, tall 1st stage formerly open with high
2-centred arches on 3 sides (these now filled with 2-stage walling
incorporating a west door and various compatible windows), dripbands on 2
levels, single-light cusped belfry louvres with run-out hoodmoulds, stepped
parapet with crocketed pinnacles, and slender octagonal spire. Interior:
heavy roof trusses with cusped open panels; west gallery on 2 iron columns;
moulded and chamfered chancel arch with shafts which have foliated
capitals. Note: building closely resembles Church of St. John the
Evangelist, Bretherton CP (q.v.) by the same architect and of the same

Listing NGR: SD4895514394

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