Field Broughton: St Peter

Field Broughton: St Peter
Record Type:
Church code:
Westmorland & Furness
St. Peter, Field Broughton

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: Lake District

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607245 St Peter, Field Broughton
Exterior image of 607245 St Peter, Field Broughton
Photograph of the exterior of St Peter, Field Broughton.
Year / Date:
2008, June 10
Alexander P Kapp
Alexander P Kapp

Summary Description

Immediately recognisable as a design by Austin and Paley and definitely one of their finest commissions in the area, there is typical detailing much in evidence here. Architectural themes are picked up throughout the building and continue to also include the design of the Lych-gate. There is a spirited handling of even the most mundane of architectural details. The pink sandstone is expressed internally and adds another dimension to the spaces. The Arts and Crafts movement is reflected here with the architect being involved in every element of the design, including the fixtures and fittings. Unlike some earlier churches, which are a mixture of styles and periods, St Peter's is a holistic approach in design terms and retains many of the original features; note the font of Dent fossil marble with an acorn decorating the timber cover. St Peter's is unusual in having no fewer than three fonts, one of which came from the earlier chapel. The east window is in beautiful muted colours and is by Kempe. The organ by Foster and Andrews of Hull is considered to be remarkably fine for so small a church.

Visiting and Facilities

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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Alexander P Kapp (2008, June 10) Exterior image of 607245 St Peter, Field Broughton [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607245 St Peter, Field Broughton
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 2002 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 2
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan and Perspective

ICBS File Number - 02383

Coverage - 1838-1839

Created by ?Roger GILLMAY

ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 13242

Coverage - 1954-1958

Created by ?MARTINDALE, Christopher Bernard: fl. 1948-1980 of Carlisle; GRAY (J. W.) & SON; MARTINDALE & JACKSON

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 2 Bells [Archive/Index]
2 Bells