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© Mr Bruce Beattie

IoE Number: 413837
Location: CHURCH OF ST PETER, (east side)
  PRESTBURY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Bruce Beattie
Date Photographed: 24 April 2004
Date listed: 14 April 1967
Date of last amendment: 14 April 1967
Grade I

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SJ 97 NWPRESTBURY C.P.THE VILLAGE(East Side)6/218Church of St.Peter

SJ 97 NW PRESTBURY C.P. THE VILLAGE (East Side) 6/218 Church of St.Peter 14/4/1967 GV I Church: early-mid C13, south aisle early C14, tower and porch c.1480. C17 alterations and restoration 1879-85 by Sir G G and J O Scott. Ashlar buff and pink sandstone. Kerridge stone-slate roof. 6-bay nave and aisles, 3-bay chancel, west tower and south porch. South porch has diagonal buttresses and crocketted pinnacles on the gable. South aisle has a 2-light window with Y-tracery and C17 3-light stone mullion windows. Clerestorey has 2-light windows with trefoil cusped heads. North aisle of the restoration. Sanctus bellcote on the ridge 5-light east window of the chancel has tiers of lights with cusped heads. 4-stage tower has clasping square buttresses. West door has label mould on carved heads. 3-light west window breaks a bond of interlacing. Clock in 3rd stage and 2-light louvred bell openings above. Another band of interlacing below embattled parapet with crocketted pinnacles. Interior: Arcade of 6 bays to north aisle of alternate circular and octagonal pillars, to south aisle are quatrefoil pillars, one with a stiff-leaf capital. Paintings of 1719 in the spandrels represent the apostles and tribes of Israel. Nave roof truss have arch braced tiebeams with 4 diagonal struts and a collar with 2 diagonal struts. Aisles have post-restoration Victorian glass and Legh Chantry Chapel an oak classical screen dated 1744 and memorial to Charles Legh of an urn in front of an obelisk by Joseph Turner dated 1781. Chancel arch on engaged half octagonal columns and contains a fine neo-classical screen of 1787. Chancel has reset tympanum of C12 date with interlaced trellis decoration. Jacobean pulpit with arcaded panels dated 1607. C14 font with a plain circular bowl and carved head bosses on a quatrefoil pillar (very similar to example at Nether Alderley) with Jacobean font cover. Jacobean tower screen with open pierced arcade and later turned baluster rail above. (Pevsner and Hubbard). H.W.Rogers, Prestbury and its Ancient Church, Macclesfield.

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