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Church of St Peter, Heswall

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 215648

OS Grid Reference: SJ2658381215
OS Grid Coordinates: 326583, 381215
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3228, -3.1036

Location: 1 Church Farm Court, Heswall CH61 3UW

Locality: Heswall
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH61 3UW

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Listing Text

SJ 28 SW
(west side)
Church of
St. Peter

G.V. II*

Church. Tower C14, bell stage late C15; rest of church,
1879, south chapel 1893. By J.F. Doyle. Stone with slate
roof. Nave with aisles, south-west tower, chancel, north
vestry and south chapel. Tower has diagonal west
buttresses, 3-light west window has reticulated tracery;
bell stage has sill course and 3-light louvred bell openings
with Perpendicular tracery; cornice, and panelled embattled
parapet; square south-east stair turret. 5-bay aisles have
3-light windows with Geometrical tracery, most of 3 lights,
south gabled porch to west end and entrance to east end, one
4-light window, north aisle has one 2-light window. West
end of nave has 5-light window and round stack. Clerestory
has single lights, paired to east bay. Chancel has 5-light
window. South chapel ornate Perpendicular style, sill
course, cornice with carvings of animals, embattled parapet
and crocketed pinnacles; panelled gabled buttresses; east 4-
light and south 3-light windows; south sundial. Gable
vestry and organ loft with east extension under lean-to
roof, eastern windows are straight headed, gabled bay has
triple trefoil-headed lights and rose window. Interior:
Nave has arcades with octagonal piers to north and round
piers to south, eastern bay has wall shafts; arch-braced
roof. Tower arch to end of south aisle has octagonal
responds; wall tablet to John Glegg (died 1619) inscribed
with kneeling figure; Katherine Glegg (died 1666) armorial
panel under open pediment. Font, 1879, round bowl on
clustered shafts, acanthus ornament. West end of nave has
Royal arms, 1811, C18 balsuter font, and commandment boards.
Chancel arch on corbelled shafts, low iron railing and
round-ended pulpit. 2-bay chancel arcade with stone parclose
screen, waggon roof, recessed sedi] ia; north arch to organ
loft. Reredos by C.E. Kempe, 1890. South chapel has
wrought iron screen. Much stained glass by Kempe, e.g.
east, south-east, south-west and tower windows.

Listing NGR: SJ2658381215

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Source: English Heritage

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