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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swinton North, Salford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5119 / 53°30'42"N

Longitude: -2.3414 / 2°20'29"W

OS Eastings: 377455

OS Northings: 401745

OS Grid: SD774017

Mapcode National: GBR DW2T.WT

Mapcode Global: WH983.0ZBL

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 211960

Location: Salford, M27

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Swinton North

Built-Up Area: Swinton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Swinton and Pendlebury Team

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SWINTON & PENDLEBURY CHORLEY ROAD
SD 70 SE
(south side)
2/6 Church of
30/3/66 St. Peter
G.V. II*

Church. 1869. By G.E.Street for Rev. H. R. Heywood. Rock-
faced stone with slate roof. Nave, aisles, west tower and
chancel with flanking side chapels and vestrys. Gothic
revival, 5-bay nave with projecting plinth and weathered
buttresses. Each bay has a 3-light window with Geometrical
tracery and continuous sill band all below a blind arch.
Aisles have pitched roofs; no clerestory. The chancel with
its 5-light east window is flanked by gabled side chapels
with 3-light windows. A double-gabled vestry with transverse
roofs adjoins to north. The steeply pitched roofs have
diamond patterns in green, blue and grey slates. The gables
are coped and have cross finials. Unbuttressed 3-stage tower
with corner octagonal stair turret which rises above the
castellated parapet like a gableted pinnacle and has
grotesque heads at the lower stage. 4-light west window
below clock faces and 2-light belfry openings which are
flanked by blind recesses. Corner pinnacles. Interior:
double-chamfered nave arcade on clustered columns which have
naturalistic capitals carved by Earp. Impressive rafter roof
to nave; barrel roof to chancel. 2-bay chancel separated
from side chapels by elegant wrought-iron screens.
Polychromatic inlaid masonry Gothic panelling to reredos and
chancel which has Minton floor tiles and a sedilia and
piscina. Font and pulpit in stone with fleuron motif
enrichment. Unusual cast-iron font cover. Timber pews,
stalls, organ chamber etc. A stone at the base of the tower
records the death of the architect in 1881. Stained glass by
both Kempe and Morris and Co. The building is an
accomplished piece of design by one of the leading Victorian
architects. Whilst showing restraint in detailing, it
expresses many of the ideals of high Victorian church design.


Listing NGR: SD7745501745

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