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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Walton, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.9246 / 53°55'28"N

Longitude: -1.3297 / 1°19'46"W

OS Eastings: 444114

OS Northings: 447819

OS Grid: SE441478

Mapcode National: GBR MR41.XW

Mapcode Global: WHDB1.KM05

Plus Code: 9C5WWMFC+V4

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342055

Also known as: St. Peter's Church, Walton, Leeds

ID on this website: 101115540

Location: St Peter's Church, Walton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Walton

Built-Up Area: Thorp Arch

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe

Church of England Diocese: York

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LS23 (north side)

2/132 Church of St. Peter


Church. C12 origin; mostly mid C14; restored 1890-91 by W. M. Fawcett.
Coursed, squared magnesian limestone, graduated green slate roofs. West
tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, narrower 2-bay chancel with north vestry.
Tower: chamfered plinth and offsets; no buttresses. West side has small
lancet window beneath square-headed, chamfered window; offset below belfry
stage having south clock and square-headed, 2-light openings in double-
chamfered surrounds. Corbel table and cornice below Perpendicular embattled
parapet with 4 crocketed pinnacles. Nave: chamfered plinth; offset
buttresses at each end and another with mass dial between square-headed
windows of 2 ogee lights beneath hoodmould with old head-carved stops. Later
porch to left has side buttresses flanking a segmental arch; south doorway
within has quadrant-moulded arch with hoodmould; stone slate roof. Nave has
C19 ashlar gable copings with east cross. On north side is a blocked,
shouldered-lintelled doorway and to left is a buttress flanked by windows as
south but without hoodmoulds. Chancel: blocked priests' door with shouldered
lintel; small window on left with similar head; large 3-light window to right
with reticulated tracery beneath pointed arch and old hoodmould with head-
carved stops. Offset buttresses flank a double-chamfered, pointed, 5-light
east window having renewed sandstone mullions, reticulated tracery and
hoodmould. Gable, rebuilt 1890-1, has ashlar copings and cross. North
vestry of 1890-1: shouldered lintels to windows and north door.
Interior: Cl2 doorway into tower has chamfered impost to plain round arch.
Tall chamfered arch over south door. Chancel: moulded impost to double-
chamfered, pointed chancel arch; squint on north side. Tomb recess in north
wall of chancel with cusped, crocketed ogee canopy and pinnacle. Small,
moulded octagonal stone font, C14. Pulpit: C17 restored c1890; wooden with
nulled frieze and Gothic Revival panels. Painted Royal Coat of Arms on west
all with initials 'G.R.', 3 bells of 1500-1520 (not inspected), Monuments:
within the chancel recess is a C14 effigy of a knight with hands clasped in
prayer, his feet on a lion and his head on a helm. Above is a wall monument
to Nicholas Fairfax (d.1703): winged cherub beneath inscribed panel flanked
by drops and with enriched segmental pediment crowned by shield of arms.
H. Speight,Lower Wharfedale, 1902, pp. 391-396.

Listing NGR: SE4411447819

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