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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184687
OS Grid Reference: SD6943222223
OS Grid Coordinates: 369432, 422223
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6956, -2.4644
SD 62 SE DARWEN CHURCH STRESS
4/16 Church of St. Peter
Church, formerly dedicated to the Holy Trinity, 1827-9, by
Rickman and Hutchinson. Fine sandstone, slate roof of low pitch,
hipped over east end. West tower, nave and sanctuary in one, north
and south aisles with porches. Perpendicular style. Three-stage
tower has set-back buttresses with scrolled weatherings, short
extensions to 1st stage on north and south sides with diagonal
buttresses, a diagonal stair turret piercing the buttress on the
north west corner, moulded string courses on 2 levels, an arched
west doorway under a square hoodmould, above this a flat-headed
cinquefoil window recessed with hollowed surround, arched 5-light
belfry louvres with Perpendicular tracery and similarly hollowed
surrounds, and battlements with 8 flat-topped pinnacles. Very regular
7-bay nave and aisles, both with plain parapets, windows with hoodmoulds:
clerestory has flat-headed windows of 3 cinquefoil-headed lights; aisles
have buttresses with scrolled weatherings, transomed windows of 2
cinquefoil lights with Perpendicular tracery in the Tudor-arched heads,
and in the 2nd bay embattled gabled porches (that on the north side with
side entrance). Three-sided apsidal east end has 3 windows like those
of the aisles. Vestry at east end of north side. Interior: 7-bay
Perpendicular arcade carried on piers with cyma moulding continued in
the arches. Slim shafts on the nave side of the columns formerly
continued in plaster through the clerestory to corbels of beams of flat
ceiling, but all interior plaster now removed; galleries on three sides,
ground floor at west end now partitioned (with panelling formerly in
church of St. George). Central chancel window by Shrigley and Hunt 1896.
War Memorial reredos and tablet 1923.
Listing NGR: SD6943222223
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