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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Formby, Sefton

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Latitude: 53.5664 / 53°33'58"N

Longitude: -3.0594 / 3°3'33"W

OS Eastings: 329932

OS Northings: 408271

OS Grid: SD299082

Mapcode National: GBR 7W26.F9

Mapcode Global: WH758.ZM9B

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 19 July 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216435

Location: Formby, Sefton, L37

County: Sefton

Civil Parish: Formby

Built-Up Area: Formby

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Formby St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/08/2014

SD 20 NE

GREEN LANE (east side)
Church of St. Peter


Church. 1746 with chancel of 1873 and later vestry. Brick
with stone dressings, chancel of stone; slate roof. Nave,
west tower, chancel, north vestry and south chapel. 3-bay
nave has stone base with roll moulding, dentilled brick
cornice and eaves; rusticated quoins and coped gables with
ball finials. Round-headed windows have apron panels,
moulded sills, angle pilasters with Doric entablatures and
archivolts with keys. Fixed small-paned glazing with
intersecting heads. South entrance has flat pilasters,
entablature with pulvinated frieze and pediment with date,
1746; timber framed and half-glazed porch, 1884. West tower
has porch with angle pilasters and Doric entablature,
inserted plastered drum has west round-headed window and
south entrance, drum possibly dates from 1830 when gallery
inserted. Tower has quoins and cornice, west round window.
Top octagonal bell stage has round-headed louvred bell
openings on sill course and cupola with ball finial. West
end of nave has round-headed windows with round windows
above. Chancel has angle buttressed and 3-light east window
with Geometrical tracery; elaborate gable cross. Chapel has
diagonal buttresses and corbelled cornice, 3-light east and
gableted 2-light south windows. Vestry similar, with stack
and C20 extension in style of nave. Interior: roof of 1900
has elaborate timber kingpost trusses. West gallery on
timber columns has entablature with dentilled cornice;
original pews. Painted board recording enlargement of
church in 1830 probably refers to gallery. Chancel has
moulded arch, no capitals, and royal arms of 1710. 2-bay
arcade to chapel. Stained glass east window. Chest dated

Listing NGR: SD2993208271

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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