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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212664
OS Grid Reference: SJ9306798585
OS Grid Coordinates: 393067, 398585
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4839, -2.1059
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE MANCHESTER ROAD
SJ 99 NW (south side)
4/16 Church of
12/01/67 St. Peter
Church. 1821-24. By F. Goodwin for the Church Commissioners.
Ashlar with slate roof. 3-sided gallery plan with west tower
and a small canted vestry taking the form of a chancel.
Gothic revival. 7-bay nave with weathered plinth and coped
parapet. Each bay has a 3-light transomed window with
Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould. The fine tracery is pre-
fabricated in cast iron which is painted to imitate stone.
Weathered buttresses (diagonal at corners) have crocketed
pinnacles. The east end has a rose window above the vestry
and bold octagonal pinnacled piers define the nave and
'aisles'(although there are not actually any aisles).
Impressive 3-stage tower with set-back buttresses which turn
to octagonal corner piers at the upper stages and are topped
by pinnacles, door in first stage, 3-light west window,
clock faces below gablets, tall paired lancet belfry
openings and elaborate arcaded parapet.
IINTERIOR: quatrefoil cast-iron columns support the gallery
which has an arcaded parapet and has been partitioned off
beneath the west end in C20. Gallery benches mostly survive.
Tall pannelled dado to side walls beneath gallery. Panelled
east wall, the panelling apparently coming from Manchester
Cathedral. Panelled ceiling which turns to a ribbed vault
above the gallery. Stone font. Organ has elaborate case.
Stained glass to many windows, east window by Evans of
A particularly imposing and elaborate example of a Commissioner's
Listing NGR: SJ9306798585
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Source: English Heritage
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