St Peter's Church, Delamere

St Peter's Church, Delamere
St Peter's Church, Delamere

St Peter's Church, Delamere, from the south

St Peter's Church, Delamere is located in Cheshire
St Peter's Church, Delamere
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 2°39′36″W / 53.2124°N 2.6600°W / 53.2124; -2.6600
OS grid reference SJ 560 686
Location Delamere, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Peter, Delamere
Dedication St Peter
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 January 1967
Architect(s) James Gunnery
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1817
Completed 1915
Materials Ashlar buff sandstone
Welsh slate roof
Parish Delamere
Deanery Middlewich
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Rector Revd Brian Perkes
Churchwarden(s) Mary Carter
David Unsworth

St Peter's Church, Delamere is in an isolated position to the south of the village of Delamere, Cheshire, England. The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Middlewich.[2]



The church was built in 1817 to a design by James Gunnery at the expense of the Freemasons. It was much altered in 1878 and a vestry was added in 1915.[1]



The church is built in ashlar buff Manley sandstone with a Welsh slate roof. Its plan consists of a west tower with a south porch, a two-bay nave, a south aisle, short transepts, and a single-bay chancel. It is in Decorated style. The small tower has diagonal buttresses and simple bands at each stage. On the south side is a clock face. The tower has an embattled parapet on a band containing gargoyles. Above this is a pyramidal cap.[1]


Beneath the west window is a brass plaque recording the laying of the foundation stone and the architect's name.[1] The stained glass in the east window is dated 1906 and is by Herbert Bryans.[3] The two-manual organ was built by P. Conacher.[4]

External features

In the churchyard is a buff sandstone sundial dating from the early 19th century. It consists of a bulbous baluster on a circular stone base with a capital of acanthus leaves which carries the original circular plate with italic Roman numerals. It is listed Grade II.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Church of St Peter, Delamere", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011,, retrieved 5 May 2011 
  2. ^ St Peter, Delamere, Church of England,, retrieved 28 December 2010 
  3. ^ Hartwell, Claire; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 328, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  4. ^ Delamere St. Peter, British Institute of Organ Studies,, retrieved 16 August 2008 
  5. ^ "Sundial in the churchyard of St Peter, Delamere", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011,, retrieved 5 May 2011 

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