St Peter's Church, Oughtrington

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St Peter's Church, Oughtrington
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St Peter's Church, Oughtrington
St Peter's Church, Oughtrington is located in Cheshire
St Peter's Church, Oughtrington
St Peter's Church, Oughtrington
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°22′49″N 2°27′39″W / 53.3803°N 2.4609°W / 53.3803; -2.4609
OS grid reference SJ 694 872
Location Oughtrington, Lymm,
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Peter's Oughtrington
Dedication St Peter
Consecrated 1872
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 14 June 1984
Architect(s) Slater and Carpenter
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1871
Completed 1872
Length 106 feet (32 m)
Nave width 49 feet (15 m)
Height 54 feet (16 m)
Number of spires 1
Spire height 104 feet (32 m)
Materials Grey sandstone,
grey slate roofs
Parish St Peter, Oughtrington
Deanery Bowdon
Archdeaconry Macclesfield
Diocese Chester
Province York
Rector Michael Burgess
Reader(s) Sheila Thacker, Roy Bond
Churchwarden(s) Sheila Biddle, Alison Precious

St Peter's Church is in Oughtrington Lane, to the east of the village of Lymm, Cheshire, England. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Bowdon. Its benefice is combined with that of St Werburgh, Warburton.[2]


The church was built in 1871–72 at the expense of C. G. Dewhurst, the architects being Slater and Carpenter.[1] Initially a chapel of ease in the parish of St Mary's Church, Lymm, it became a separate parish in 1881. In 1932 a Lady Chapel was created in the north aisle to celebrate the jubilee.[3]


It is built in grey snecked rubble sandstone with grey slate roofs. Its plan consists of a five-bay nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, an apsidal chancel, a south vestry, a south porch and a northeast tower with a spire. At the west end is a rose window above four lancet windows. The tower has a square base over which is an octagonal belfry surrounded by pinnacles, and a stone spire.[1] The authors of the Buildings of England series consider that the spire is too thin for such a substantial church and that the pinnacles are "unjustifiable".[4] The stained glass in the apse, dated 1894, and in one of the windows in the south aisle is by Kempe, and the stained glass in the windows at the west end, dated 1907, is by A. K. Nicholson.[3]

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The churchyard contains the war grave of a soldier of World War I, east of the church.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Peter, Lymm (1265847)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 August 2012 
  2. ^ St Peter, Oughtrington, Church of England, retrieved 13 October 2009 
  3. ^ a b The Parish Church of St Peter, Oughtrington, St Peter's, Oughtrington, retrieved 25 March 2008 
  4. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 517–518, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  5. ^ LORD, C, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 3 February 2013