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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heswall, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3228 / 53°19'21"N

Longitude: -3.1036 / 3°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 326583

OS Northings: 381215

OS Grid: SJ265812

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZR0.VL

Mapcode Global: WH76F.9RB2

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 15 November 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215648

Location: Wirral, CH60

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Heswall

Built-Up Area: Heswall

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Heswall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 28 SW
5/308

WIRRAL
Heswall
VILLAGE ROAD (west side)
Church of St. Peter

15.11.62

GV
II*
Church. Tower C14, bell stage late C15; rest of church, 1879, south chapel 1893. By J.F. Doyle. Stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles, south-west tower, chancel, north vestry and south chapel.

Tower has diagonal west buttresses, three-light west window has reticulated tracery; bell stage has sill course and three-light louvred bell openings with Perpendicular tracery; cornice, and panelled embattled parapet; square south-east stair turret. Five-bay aisles have three-light windows with Geometrical tracery, most of three lights, south gabled porch to west end and entrance to east end, one four-light window, north aisle has one two-light window. West end of nave has five-light window and round stack. Clerestory has single lights, paired to east bay. Chancel has five-light window. South chapel ornate Perpendicular style, sill course, cornice with carvings of animals, embattled parapet and crocketed pinnacles; panelled gabled buttresses; east four-light and south three-light windows; south sundial. Gable vestry and organ loft with east extension under lean-to roof, eastern windows are straight headed, gabled bay has triple trefoil-headed lights and rose window.

Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers to north and round piers to south, eastern bay has wall shafts; arch-braced roof. Tower arch to end of south aisle has octagonal responds; wall tablet to John Glegg (died 1619) inscribed with kneeling figure; Katherine Glegg (died 1666) armorial panel under open pediment. Font, 1879, round bowl on clustered shafts, acanthus ornament. West end of nave has Royal arms, 1811, C18 baluster font, and commandment boards. Chancel arch on corbelled shafts, low iron railing and round-ended pulpit. Two-bay chancel arcade with stone parclose screen, waggon roof, recessed sedilia; north arch to organ loft. Reredos by C.E. Kempe, 1890. South chapel has wrought iron screen. Much stained glass by Kempe, e.g. east, south-east, south-west and tower windows.

Listing NGR: SJ2658381215

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

Description


SJ 28 SW
5/308

WIRRAL
Heswall
VILLAGE ROAD (west side)
Church of St. Peter

15.11.62

GV
II*
Church. Tower C14, bell stage late C15; rest of church, 1879, south chapel 1893. By J.F. Doyle. Stone with slate roof. Nave with aisles, south-west tower, chancel, north vestry and south chapel.

Tower has diagonal west buttresses, three-light west window has reticulated tracery; bell stage has sill course and three-light louvred bell openings with Perpendicular tracery; cornice, and panelled embattled parapet; square south-east stair turret. Five-bay aisles have three-light windows with Geometrical tracery, most of three lights, south gabled porch to west end and entrance to east end, one four-light window, north aisle has one two-light window. West end of nave has five-light window and round stack. Clerestory has single lights, paired to east bay. Chancel has five-light window. South chapel ornate Perpendicular style, sill course, cornice with carvings of animals, embattled parapet and crocketed pinnacles; panelled gabled buttresses; east four-light and south three-light windows; south sundial. Gable vestry and organ loft with east extension under lean-to roof, eastern windows are straight headed, gabled bay has triple trefoil-headed lights and rose window.

Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers to north and round piers to south, eastern bay has wall shafts; arch-braced roof. Tower arch to end of south aisle has octagonal responds; wall tablet to John Glegg (died 1619) inscribed with kneeling figure; Katherine Glegg (died 1666) armorial panel under open pediment. Font, 1879, round bowl on clustered shafts, acanthus ornament. West end of nave has Royal arms, 1811, C18 baluster font, and commandment boards. Chancel arch on corbelled shafts, low iron railing and round-ended pulpit. Two-bay chancel arcade with stone parclose screen, waggon roof, recessed sedilia; north arch to organ loft. Reredos by C.E. Kempe, 1890. South chapel has wrought iron screen. Much stained glass by Kempe, e.g. east, south-east, south-west and tower windows.

Listing NGR: SJ2658381215

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