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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6607 / 53°39'38"N

Longitude: -2.6235 / 2°37'24"W

OS Eastings: 358893

OS Northings: 418422

OS Grid: SD588184

Mapcode National: GBR BV33.TH

Mapcode Global: WH97C.N8X0

Plus Code: 9C5VM96G+7H

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357563

Location: Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorley North East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chorley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Chorley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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5/47 Church of St. Peter
- II

Church, 1849-50, by Charles Reed; subsequently enlarged. Yellow
sandstone snecked rubble with gritstone plinth and dressings, slate roof
with red ridging tiles. Nave with north west belfry turret, transepts,
and chancel. Early English style: steeply pitched roofs, lancet windows.
Gableted west doorway of three orders; from eaves of this gablet a
moulded band carries round the whole building, stepping down to sill
level of aisles; west front has a second band (broken by the gablet) from
which rise 2 tall lancets which have hoodmoulds with foliated stops; above
these a vesica window with an inner band of dogtoothing. At north west
corner is a polygonal 4-stage stair turret surmounted by an octagonal
belfry terminating in a short spire with steep gablets above the openings.
Buttressed aisles of 5 bays, most with coupled lancets; but 2nd bay on
north side has steeply gabled porch resembling west doorway. Clerestory
of 6 cusped single-light windows. Transepts (1910) are rock-faced, have
low angle-buttresses and 3 stepped lancets. East window of 3 stepped
lights (the centre very high), all enclosed by a detached hoodmould.
Interior: 5 bay nave arcade of alternately cylindrical and octagonal
columns with moulded caps; arch-braced kingpost nave and chancel roofs,
scissor-braced transept roofs; windows of north transept contain C15/C16
French and Flemish stained glass (given in 1937).

Listing NGR: SD5889318422

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