Herefordshire Places of Worship

St Peter's Church, Hereford (1) (26k) St Peter's Church, Hereford (2) (23k) St Peter's Church, Hereford (3) (34k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Peter's Church, Hereford
St Peter's Church (link to Church's website)
St Peter Street / Union Street, HR1 2HX,
Hereford, Herefordshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1080, and we understand it is still open.

St Peter's is the oldest and largest parochial church in Hereford. It was founded by Walter de Lacy about 1080. Unfortunately, Walter was accidentally killed on the completion of the work in 1085, by a fall from the battlements, and in 1101 the church was given by his son, Hugh de Lacy, to the abbey of St. Peter at Gloucester. [Source: The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1868. Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] The bus station is outside the church, in St Peter's Square.[1]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SO5116940009. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 7 Mar 2013 at 08:28.

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This Report was created 27 Oct 2017 - 23:53:36 BST from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Jan 2016 at 13:34.

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