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Church of St Peter, Accrington

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183825

OS Grid Reference: SD7536228143
OS Grid Coordinates: 375362, 428143
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7491, -2.3751

Location: Richmond Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 0SE

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 0SE

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Listing Text

SD 72 NE
Church of St. Peter
- II

Church, 1886-9, by Henry Ross of Accrington. Sandstone, steeply-
pitched slate roof. Nave and chancel under one roof, the junction
distinguished by a gabled bellcote with a fleche; low aisles with
gabled porches and cross roofs to chancel chapels. Detail mainly
Geometrical. Gables flanked by deep buttresses which at west end
carry above eaves to gablets and at east end have offsets; west
window of 4 lights east window of 5 lights, each surmounted by a loft
window and gable cross. Six-bay nave, with shallow buttresses to
alternate bays, deeper buttresses to aisles; nave has arched 2-light
windows, aisles have perpendicular-shaped windows with tracery; nave
and chancel divided by plain buttresses which break through the eaves
to gablets. Second bay of each aisle has low gabled porch with emphatic
detail: moulded arch, gableted buttresses, prominent gable coping rising
to a cross. Interior: nave arcade of alternately cylindrical and
octagonal columns with foliated caps, double-chamfered arches; high
moulded chancel arch; deeply-splayed reveals to clerestory windows;
wagon roof with king posts and struts rising from an arch-braced tie-
beam, the wall-posts supported by corbelled stone shafts.

Listing NGR: SD7536228143

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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