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Former Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancoats and Clayton, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4846 / 53°29'4"N

Longitude: -2.2282 / 2°13'41"W

OS Eastings: 384956

OS Northings: 398678

OS Grid: SJ849986

Mapcode National: GBR DNF.6V

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.RN5Z

Entry Name: Former Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387937

Location: Manchester, M4

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ancoats and Clayton

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester Church of the Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/17/447 (South side)
03/10/74 Former Church of St Peter


Church, now disused. 1859-60, by Isaac Holden & Son. Red brick
with dressings of white brick, slate roofs. Romanesque style.
Nave with apsidal east end, north and south aisles and
transepts, north-west tower. Tall square campanile tower with
very tall first stage and belfry stage divided by a cornice,
short set-back top stage; panelled sides to the 1st stage with
Lombard friezes, large round-headed doorway on north side with
set-in shafts, keystone and double-doors with ornamental strap
hinges, round-headed lancet above doorway and very small
lancet near top; round-headed 2-light louvred belfry windows,
stylised and polychrome frieze; small round-headed window with
flanking lancets to top stage; swept pryramidal roof. Four-bay
aisles with sill-band to round-headed windows with imposts
linked to raised panels pendent from Lombard frieze; low
gabled transepts with stepped tripartite windows in similar
style. Arcaded clerestory with coupled windows between blind
arches. All windows have white brick heads and most were
boarded at time of survey. Interior not inspected but reported
(by Pevsner) to have 5 lofty bays with thin cast-iron columns
and semi-circular brick arches, "superb roof: segmental
plaster vault with slight coffers divided into bays by four
elegant cast-iron trusses with enriched spandrels"; bench ends
also cast-iron.

Listing NGR: SJ8495698678

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

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