SD6715 : St Peter's Church Belmont

taken 8 years ago, near to Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

St Peter's Church Belmont
St Peter's Church Belmont
Belmont Village in the early 19th century was precisely the kind of community that Parliament and the Church of England targeted for the building of new churches. St. Peter's came about as a result of the church planting commitment of the Vicar of Bolton, Canon James Slade, and Bishop Prince of the newly created Diocese of Manchester, plus the generosity of two local squires, Thomas and Charles Wright, and the engineer John Hick who between them provided the land and necessary funding for the church to be built and maintained.
Building began in July 1848 and was completed in 1849 at a cost of 3,600. The architect was John E. Gregan, a Scottish designer and builder well-known for a wide range of buildings including The Mechanics' Institute in Manchester.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6734 1582 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.2722N 2:29.7260W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6733 1583
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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