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The Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolston, Warrington

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Latitude: 53.3974 / 53°23'50"N

Longitude: -2.52 / 2°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 365520

OS Northings: 389078

OS Grid: SJ655890

Mapcode National: GBR BYV4.7V

Mapcode Global: WH98L.8V8V

Plus Code: 9C5V9FWJ+X2

Entry Name: The Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 22 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58911

ID on this website: 101139360

Location: Martinscroft, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

County: Warrington

Civil Parish: Woolston

Built-Up Area: Warrington

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Woolston

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Catholic church 1831 (Pevsner). Brick with rendered plinth and quoins
and modern tyrolean treatment elsewhere with slate roof. Rectangular
building of 4 bays in lancet style with presbytery behind chancel at
south end. North gable entrance to the nave is pair of 4 panel doors
in gothic opening with timber panelled transome. The entrance is
flanked by cast iron lattice windows in lancent openings with stone
sills and a single bell is hung in an opening over the door. Two-way
projecting quoint pilasters with moulded eaves cornices and pyramid
finials. Lead covered gable coping. Nave walls have lattice windows
in lancet openings but those nearest chancel have stained glass.
Projecting coved eaves cornice with lead gutter.

Interior: Apsidal sanctuary set into wall common to presbytery.
Marble altar, reredos and dado with terrazzo up to deep plaster
cornice and painted ceiling. Main alter flanked west by marble "Lady"
altar and east by vestry door with mosaic memorial pictures above each
and whole wall in marble up to coved ceiling cornice. Side walls
brown marble dado with white marble to window arch springing lines.
Mosaic stations of the cross with mosaic memorial pictures (1875 to
1912) above in spaces between windows. Grained timber choir gallery
and screen north end of nave, flat ceiling with cove.

Listing NGR: SJ6552089078

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