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St. Peter's, erected by subscription among the inhabitants, and consecrated in 1794, is a handsome edifice of Runcorn stone, in the Grecian style, with a stately tower and a noble portico of the Doric order; the interior is remarkable for the elegance and chasteness of its decoration, and the altarpiece is embellished with a fine painting of the Descent from the Cross, by Annibal Caracci. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £160; patrons, Trustees.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 221-247. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51130 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
The parish of St Peter, in the Cathedral rural deanery, was formed March 29, 1839: the church in the centre of St Peter's square and consecrated in 1794, is a cruciform building of stone in the Classic style, consisting of nave, transepts, two north and two south porches and a south tower containing a clock and one bell: there are sittings for 1000 persons, 150 being free. The register dates from the year 1794. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £220, in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Manchester, and held since 1889 by the Rev. William Bedford, M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin."
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