Church of St Peter, Blackley

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Church of St Peter, Blackley, Manchester

The Church of St Peter in Old Market Street, Blackley, Manchester, England, is a Gothic Revival church of 1844 by E. H. Shellard.[1] It was a Commissioners' church erected at a cost of £3162.[1] The church is particularly notable for an almost completely intact interior.[1] It was designated a Grade II* listed building on 20 June 1988.[2]

The church is of "coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings".[2] The nave has buttresses and "clumsy" pinnacles and ends in a "blunt" west tower.[1] The interior is aisled and "particularly impressive for its complete (nineteenth century) interior with the extremely unusual survival of all the fine boxes and other pews".[2]

The churchyard contains the war graves of ten service personnel of World War I and seven of World War II.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Hartwell et al. 2004, p 385-6
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report.


  • Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2004), Lancashire: Manchester and the South East, The Buildings of England, New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-10583-5 

Coordinates: 53°31′24″N 2°13′05″W / 53.5234°N 2.2180°W / 53.5234; -2.2180