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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

The parish of St. Peterís was created in 1845 and the building of St. Peterís Church begun in 1848 at the cost of about £5,000. It was consecrated on 23 March 1849.

It was built to the design of Samuel Whitfield Daukes, architect who is also responsible for the railway station at Lansdown and Francis Close Hall in St. Paulís. Daukes was born in London in 1811 and trained under J. P. Pritchett of York where he met a fellow pupil John Middleton, whom he later invited to Cheltenham. Middleton then became Cheltenhamís most famous church architect, creating buildings such as St. Markís Church, Holy Apostles Church in Charlton Kings and St. Philip and St. James in The Park.

The building of St. Peterís is an edifice in the Norman style with a 90 feet high round tower rising from an octagonal lower stage and finishing with a conical roof and vane. The font is, in form, a copy of that in Lincoln Cathedral, and consists of a square bowl resting on a central pier.


St. Peter's Church
Tewkesbury Road
Cheltenham, GL51 9AH
Tel: 01242 524 369

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THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE

ST. PETER'S CHURCH

St. Peter's Church was built in the mid-19th century. It is a lovely building in a neo-Norman style designed by the architect Samuel Whitfield Daukes.

WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS

Originally St. Mary's new burial ground, Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens provide an oasis of tranquillity near the busy Tewkesbury Road at the lower end of the High Street

HONEYBOURNE CYCLE LANE

Honeybourne Line Cycle Path connects Cheltenham Spa railway station with Pittville and provides a pleasant environment for cyclists and walkers alike.

KINGSDITCH RETAIL PARK

Kingsditch Retail Park is situated along Tewkesbury Road and provides an excellent shopping experience, with retail outlets such as M&S, PC World and Currys.

TEWKESBURY ROAD BUSINESS PARK

Tewkesbury Road Business Park is situated along Tewkesbury Road and provides retail outlets such as DIY store The Range, Cotswold Fabric Warehouse and Carpet Hut.

TEWKESBURY ROAD RETAIL OUTLETS

Situated where Tewkesbury Road meets Gloucester Road, these retail outlets include a large Tesco supermarket, Staples, JJB Sports and more.

LOWER HIGH STREET SHOPPING

Lower High Street, an area which is sometimes also called West End, has retained much of the character of the old Cheltenham.

 

 

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