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Church of St Peter, Quernmore

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 182222

OS Grid Reference: SD5178460317
OS Grid Coordinates: 351784, 460317
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0366, -2.7377

Location: Quernmere, Lancashire LA2 9EL

Locality: Quernmore
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 9EL

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Listing Text


5/158 Church of St. Peter

- II

Church, 1860, by Paley. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. Comprises a nave,
a north aisle under a pitched roof, north porch, and lower chancel. The
3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, moulded string courses, and a solid
parapet carried on a corbel table and pierced by lancet openings. On the
north side is an octagonal turret rising above the level of the parapet. The
bell openings are of 2 trefoiled lights under a pointed head, with angle
shafts and hoods. The second stage has trefoiled single lights on each side.
Below is a west window with pointed head and two trefoiled lights. The 3
south nave windows are of similar type and are separated by buttresses. The
east window is of 3 lights, with Geometric tracery. At the east end of the
north aisle is a wheel window. To the east of the porch on the north side are
2 aisle windows similar to those to the nave. The outer porch doorway has
shafts with foliated capitals. The inner order of the arch has a head with
large cusps. The interior is of local brick with sandstone dressings. The
3-bay arcade has moulded pointed arches on piers of 4 clustered columns and
with foliated capitals. The high moulded tower arch has ball flower
decoration. The moulded chancel arch has responds of 3 clustered shafts. The
open timber roof has arch-braced collars, king posts, and cusped windbraces.
Some of the timbers are carved with nailhead ornament. East window 1867 by
Messrs. Powell of Whitefriars. 2 south windows, of 1880 and 1890, by Shrigley
and Hunt. Tower window 1874 by F. Burrow.

Listing NGR: SD5178460317

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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