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Description: Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 12 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 273858
OS Grid Reference: SK1379530728
OS Grid Coordinates: 413795, 330728
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8739, -1.7965
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SK 13 SW MARCHINGTON C.P. CHURCH LANE
7/151 Church of St. Peter
Parish Church. 1742; chancel rebuilt late C19. By Richard Trubshaw.
Red brick with ashlar plinth and dressings; plain tile roof with crested
ridge tiles to chancel, and coped verges. Classical style; West Tower,
4-bay nave; 2-bay chancel with angle buttresses and North vestry.
West tower: 2 stages, capped by octagonal cupola with leaded roof, ball
finial and weather vane; round-headed West doorway with keyed surround,
the semi-circular head blocked with ashlar and a projecting corbel
decorated with a vanquished dragon and supporting a statue of St. George,
part of a 1914-18 war memorial, circular keyed oculus over, blind round-
headed window to south with raised keystone; second stage marked by a
stone band, louvred round-headed windows with raised keys to north,
south and west sides, the latter surmounts a clock within a moulded
stone surround; cupola has similar louvred windows to each side, that
to the east blind. Nave: Round-headed windows with keyed surrounds.
Chancel: Gothic style; pointed windows of 2 cinquefoil headed lights
and cusped tracery above. Vestry has pointed door to north and pointed
window to south. Interior: Pointed chancel arch with outer chamfered
arch and inner ovolo-moulded arch springing from marble shafts with
foliated capitals and corbel bases; nave roof of king post construction
with braces extending from king post to principals, and angle struts
extended from tie beam to principals, 2 pairs of purlins; chamfered and
stopped ceiling beams in West tower. Fittings: plain octagonal stone
font; hexagonal wooden pulpit with splat balusters linking it to the
north wall; nave has panelled wooden dado and complete set of benches;
balustrated wooden rails at entrance to chancel and to sanctuary,
probably parts of one altar rail originally. Monuments: Alabaster
chest tomb, Walter Vernon d.1592 and his wife Mary Littleton, slab
incised with 2 figures; marble wall tablets to Robert Deaville d.1831
and to William Towers Minors Esq. d.1801. B.O.E. p.201-2.
Listing NGR: SK1379530728
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Source: English Heritage
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