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The Church of St Peter, Ashton under Lyne
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St James, Ashton under Lyne St Peter, Ashton under Lyne
Photograph by kind permission and © of Mike Berrell, 2011

St Peter’s church is a large gothic building on a roundabout in the West End of Ashton. It is one of the “Waterloo” churches which were built after Napoleon’s defeat in 1815. It was consecrated in 1824.

Rev W B Kirk, the incumbent from 1882 to 1900, wrote a poem 23 pages long in praise of St Peter’s and its parishoners.

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