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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Congleton, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1618 / 53°9'42"N

Longitude: -2.2115 / 2°12'41"W

OS Eastings: 385954

OS Northings: 362760

OS Grid: SJ859627

Mapcode National: GBR 12B.ZMD

Mapcode Global: WHBC1.0S5H

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55863

Location: Congleton, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Congleton

Built-Up Area: Congleton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Congleton Team

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


702/1/5 CHAPEL STREET
17-DEC-03 (South side)
CHURCH OF ST PETER

GV I
Parish Church. Ancient foundation, the present church built 1740-2 and designed by William Baker of Audlem. Red brick with stone dressings; gable ends; stone slate roof. Georgian Gothick style pinnacled west tower of stone completed 1786. Iron casement windows, the upper semi-circular headed, the lower segmental headed. West doorway with 8-panelled divided door and fine Roman Doric column porch set at an angle.

INTERIOR. 3-sided gallery, Roman Doric columns to gallery with square piers below, virtually complete set of box pews to nave, aisles and galleries, the latter with paupers' pews to rear, C17 enriched pulpit, finely carved reredos. Some fine C18-C19 wall monuments, C18 brass chandelier. Large paintings of St.Peter and St.Paul by Edward Penny of Knutsford of 1748.

This very fine C18 church has an splendid interior which is particularly complete with galleries, finely carved reredos, a virtually complete set of box pews and other C18 fittings and paintings.


Listing NGR: SJ8595462758

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

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