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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swettenham, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2014 / 53°12'4"N

Longitude: -2.2995 / 2°17'58"W

OS Eastings: 380087

OS Northings: 367185

OS Grid: SJ800671

Mapcode National: GBR 00J.7FR

Mapcode Global: WH99N.NS5M

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1231569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406716

Location: Swettenham, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Swettenham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Swettenham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 86 NW

5/48 Church of St Peter



Parish Church,on mediaeval site, circa 1717 with alterations in the
Romanesque style by J M Derrick 1846 and some Gothic Revival work 1865
(Pevsner). Red brick in Flemish bond, stone and timber framing with
plastered panels. Stone slate and Welsh slate roofs. 4 bay nave, 2
bay chancel. The C18 brick west tower has an oak boarded door in a
rebated semi-circular arched opening. There is a projecting brick
band above the door on which sits a stone dressed semi-circular arched
window with responds, keystone, single wooden mullion and lattice
glazing. The window is surmounted by a clock in diamond shaped wood
frame. At bell stage there is a second brick band and stone dressed
semi-circular arched openings with louvres to the four faces of the
tower. There is brick parapet with stone coping and vase finials to
the corners. Weather vane on high standing metal support. The north
aisle wall is brick and has three replaced segmental arched windows
with single mullion and lattice glazing. Above there are three plain
rectangular clerestory lead glazed windows set in timber framing. The
stone slate roof of the chancel continues as a catslide over the aisle
but this is broken by a gabled dormer, with elliptical window,
surmounting a boarded door flanked by two more elliptical windows.
The chancel quoins are rusticated. The chancel window is large and
square with three wood mullions and lattice glazing. The roof of the
chancel also sweeps down over the south aisle and there is an oak
boarded door in dowelled oak frame flanked by 2 or 3-light oak lattice
glazed easements. The south aisle wall is C19 coursed squared rubble,
it has a blocked door opening, three lancets with high ogee transomes
and a window with three ogee headed lights. This aisle has pitched
grey slate roof and solid parapet with weathered coping.
Interior: The chancel is separated from the aisles by timber posts,
supporting trusses, and the nave by arcade piers, in the Norman style,
with early French style Gothic capitals. Stone chancel arch, rebated
both sides. Panelled reredos to aise eaves level. Altar rail, of
turned balusters, returns both sides to define the aisles. Four
Gothic monuments set in recess in the south aisle walls. Black
painted commandment boards on north aisle wall. Stone font in Norman
style. Chancel roof has trusses with cambered arch braced tie beams
and king posts to high collars. Three runs of purlins with curved
wind braces, the post-supported wallplates become the upper plates of
the aisle catslide roofs. The nave roof has two king post trusses,
single purlins and exposed rafters.

Listing NGR: SJ8008767185

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

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