Church of St Peter, Ashton Under Lyne :: Shared Description

St Peterís Church was built between 1821 and 1824, and was designed by Francis Goodwin in a free Perpendicular style constructed in ashlar stone with a slate roof. The church is an example of a Commissionersí Church built with money voted by Parliament as a result of the Church Building Act of 1818 and 1824 (LinkExternal link ). It is a Grade II* listed building (English Heritage ID:212664); in the listing text (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings ) English Heritage describe it as ďa particularly imposing and elaborate example of a Commissioner's ChurchĒ.

An intriguing feature of the church is the clock in the east gable which is driven by a shaft extending the length of the church from the mechanism in the west tower.

During 2013-14 a programme of refurbishment of the east end of the church was carried out.

More information can be read at: LinkExternal link - A Short History Of St Peterís Church, Ashton-Under, written for its 150th birthday by John Hedges
by David Dixon
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SJ9398 : St Peter's Church by Gerald England
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SJ9398 : Fabric Restoration Commemorative Plaque by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Centenary Commemorative Tablet by Gerald England
SJ9398 : St Peter's Vicarage by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Memorial to William and Jane Bentley by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Church of St Peter, Ashton-Under-Lyne by David Dixon
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SJ9398 : Inside St Peter's Church by Gerald England
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SJ9398 : St Peter's Church by David Dixon
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SJ9398 : St Peter's church by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Stamford Street West by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Stained glass in St Peter's Church by Gerald England
SJ9398 : War Grave in St Peter's Churchyard by Gerald England
SJ9398 : St Peter's Church, West End by Gerald England
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SJ9398 : St Peter's West End by Gerald England
SJ9398 : Stained glass in St Peter's Church by Gerald England
SJ9398 : St Peter's Church, Ashton - view from the south-west by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9398 : St Peter's Church by David Dixon
SJ9398 : St Peter's Church, Ashton-Under-Lyne by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 5 Jun 2011, Updated: Sat, 11 Jan 2014

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