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Church of St Peter, Mawdesley

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184411

OS Grid Reference: SD4895514394
OS Grid Coordinates: 348955, 414394
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6236, -2.7732

Location: High Street, Mawdesky, Lancashire L40 3TD

Locality: Mawdesley
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: L40 3TD

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Listing Text

SD 41 SE
12/157 Church of St. Peter
- II

Church. 1840 by E. Sharpe (Pevsner); altered. Square sandstone, slate
roof. Nave and chancel, west steeple. Mixed Gothick style. Five-bay
buttressed nave, the westernmost bay with gablets containing lancets, and
that on the south side with an arched doorway; otherwise, each bay has a
tall square-headed window of 2 cusped lights, with a hoodmould; chancel has
a large 5-light Perpendicular window. Slender west tower, partly embraced
by nave, has diagonal buttresses, tall 1st stage formerly open with high
2-centred arches on 3 sides (these now filled with 2-stage walling
incorporating a west door and various compatible windows), dripbands on 2
levels, single-light cusped belfry louvres with run-out hoodmoulds, stepped
parapet with crocketed pinnacles, and slender octagonal spire. Interior:
heavy roof trusses with cusped open panels; west gallery on 2 iron columns;
moulded and chamfered chancel arch with shafts which have foliated
capitals. Note: building closely resembles Church of St. John the
Evangelist, Bretherton CP (q.v.) by the same architect and of the same

Listing NGR: SD4895514394

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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