SJ9398 : St Peterís Church

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

St Peterís Church
St Peterís Church
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


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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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Nikon P100 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9308 9859 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0389N 2:6.3449W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9313 9862
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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