St Peter's Church, Liverpool
|St Peter's Church, Liverpool|
St Peter's Church in 1800
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Consecrated||29 Jun 1704|
|Height||33 m (108 ft)|
|Number of towers||1|
St Peter's Church was the Anglican Pro-cathedral and Parish church of Liverpool. It was erected in 1700, consecrated on 29 Jun 1704 and demolished in 1922. It was located on Church Street. Its location is now marked by a bronze Maltese cross on Church Street.
The church was replaced as cathedral of Liverpool by the current Liverpool Cathedral.
The church's records are stored in the Liverpool Records Office.
The building was designed by John Moffat and was erected to the South of Church Street. The architecture of the pro-cathedral was criticised for being inconsistent; each of the doorways to the church were of different designs. The church had a single tower which measured 108 feet (33m) in height, the upper part of which was octagonal in shape and contained a peal of eight bells.
The environment surrounding the church was criticised for being muddy; Church Street was not paved until 1760 and was the site of a weekly cattle market.
- Young, Henry S.; Young, Harold E. (1913). Bygone Liverpool. Liverpool: Henry Young And Sons. p. 49.
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