St Peter’s, the oldest site of worship in the old county of Westmorland and the building we see today reflects its long and fascinating history.
As with many old churches there is a rich mixture of architectural and historic features at St Peter’s; they reflect periods of extension of the church and of rebuilding.
The oldest remnant of the church’s early history is the shaft of an Anglian Cross that was most likely carved by the early 9th century, and possibly in the 7th century. The oldest part of the present building is likely to be from 1180 and the list of rectors and vicars of Heversham since 1180 is on the wall beside the main door.
Much rebuilding took place between 1868 and 1871. The tower was built at this time, replacing and earlier one. The pews and many internal features are mid to late19th century Stained glass windows are to be found throughout the church.
The east window dates from the 15th century whilst the Dallam Chapel window contains fragments of painted glass dated 1601.
Spectacular stained glass
Social heritage stories
National heritage here
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* The church is open every day from early morning to dusk.
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