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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Mickle Trafford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2251 / 53°13'30"N

Longitude: -2.8146 / 2°48'52"W

OS Eastings: 345710

OS Northings: 370092

OS Grid: SJ457700

Mapcode National: GBR 7F.0SXN

Mapcode Global: WH888.Q6WD

Plus Code: 9C5V65GP+24

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 1 June 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404234

Also known as: St Peter's Church, Plemstall

ID on this website: 101279021

Location: St Peter's Church, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Mickle Trafford and District

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Plemstall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Church: late Perpendicular, some C16 alterations, tower dated 1826.
Ashlar red sandstone, Welsh slate roof of parallel ridges. 7-bay
nave and chancel in one range, north aisle, 2-stage west tower and
south porch. Bays of nave and chancel, divided by buttresses, have
broad 3-light windows with 4-centred arched heads with label moulds.
2nd bay has gabled porch with an open timber truss and moulded
doorcase with hood mould containing original studded and panelled door
with a 4-centred head. Niche above doorcase. 6th bay has similar but
simpler priest's door and a window with 2 round-headed lights.
4-light Perpendicular east window and similar treatment of north
aisle. Squat tower on plinth has 2 bands and a cornice with a
castellated parapet and crocketed finials. 2 lancets with label
moulds, the upper louvred. Plaque reads ERECTED 1826, Thos.Gerard,
Wm.Gerard, C.Wardens. Round-headed 2-light chamfered mullioned west
window with worn inscribed lintel and plaque of 1684 above reading
Interior: Arcade of six 4-centred double-chamfered arches on
octagonal piers to north aisle. Much restored hammerbeam roof to nave
and chancel. Wealth of carved woodwork by Rev.Toogood, incumbent
1907-1946, copying style and using some C15 pieces. This includes
chancel screen and parclose, to Barnston Chapel in north aisle. Also
choir, reredos and box pews. Also good raised pulpit with ornate
sounding board and hourglass and adjacent 2-decker reader's desk dated
1722 in north aisle. To rear of nave earlier churchwarden's pew with
hood on twisted columns inscribed:
Thomas Kelsall, Theophilus Kelsall, Churchwardens Ano Dom 1697.
Octagonal stone font and fragments of early glass, one dated 1500, in

Listing NGR: SJ4571270090

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