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Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2642 / 53°15'51"N

Longitude: -1.9012 / 1°54'4"W

OS Eastings: 406684

OS Northings: 374142

OS Grid: SK066741

Mapcode National: GBR HZ5P.5K

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.R6VX

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 31 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463239

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

Electoral Ward/Division: Barms

Built-Up Area: Buxton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Fairfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


616-1/2/95 (North East side)
Church of St Peter


Church. 1839, altered 1895-97, 1902 and late C20. By William
Swan, village schoolmaster, on site of earlier church. Coursed
millstone grit with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs.
STYLE: Gothick with Gothic Revival additions.
PLAN: west tower and nave. South porch added 1897 and
transepts, chancel, south-east vestry and north-east organ
chamber added in 1902.
EXTERIOR: chamfered plinth. Original nave has chamfered eaves
and corner pinnacles. 3-stage west tower has rusticated quoins
and single lancets to both lower stages on 3 exposed sides.
Third stage has 2-light Y-tracery bell opening to each face,
topped with moulded cornice battlements and corner pinnacles.
Nave has three 2-light Y-tracery windows to each side and to
south a projecting gabled porch, with moulded pointed arched
doorway with double plank doors and ornate iron hinges, with
date and inscription in gable apex.
South transept has pointed arched doorway and above a 2-light
pointed arched reticulated tracery window. Beyond south-east
vestry has pointed arched doorway flanked by single lancets
with a circular window above.
Chancel has single side lancets and a 3-light pointed arched
window with reticulated tracery.
Organ chamber has a single lancet and north transept has a
2-light pointed arch window with reticulated tracery.
All windows have hoodmoulds and carved label stops, and the
later additions to east have angle buttressing.
INTERIOR: plain stonework to original building, later
additions whitewashed except for gritstone dressings.
Nave of 3 bays. Wooden gallery to west end on cast-iron
columns, modified in 1977. 1859 king post roof. Open benches.
FITTINGS: include stone font possibly from earlier church.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Derbyshire:
Harmondsworth: 1953-1986: 214; The Story of St Peter's

Listing NGR: SK0668474142

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