St. Peter’s Church (1)

St.Peters Church 1645

Title St. Peter’s Church
Date 1645
Location Rawdon
Photo ID A314
Comment This is a drawing of the church as it would have looked in the 17th Century.

Francis Layton instigated the building of St. Peter’s Church as a Chapel of Ease for the Parish Guiseley in 1645.

Due to the troubled times (English Civil War 1642 – 1651), then Cromwell’s Commonwealth until the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660) it took many years to erect the church. Francis Layton died in 1661, leaving his son Henry to continue with the building. It was finally consecrated in 1684.
A tower was added in 1701, then the church was largely rebuilt in 1864, by architect Alexander Crawford at a cost of £1,200.

More alterations were carried out in later years, the former school the ‘Institute’ was converted to a dwelling and the £15,000 from this sale for the St. Peter’s Room which was opened in 1980.

St.Peters Church 1890

D134 – St. Peter’s Church, 1890.

St. Peter’s Church – 1890

The tower appears to have been added by Thomas Layton in 1704, after the church had been rebuilt in 1704.

St.Peters Church 1901

L057 – St. Peter’s Church, 1901.

St. Peter’s Church – 1901

A view of the church.

St.Peters Church 1908

D635 – St. Peter’s Church, 1908.

St. Peter’s Church – 1908

A view of the church.

St.Peters Church 1910

E007 – St. Peter’s Church, 1910.

St. Peter’s Church – 1910

A photograph of the carved pulpit within the church.

St.Peters Church 1919

H205 – St. Peter’s Church, 1919.

St. Peter’s Church – 1919

This photograph was taken on behalf of W B Cartwright, Larkfield Works, Rawdon, and shows the church from the main entrance to the graveyard and church. 

St.Peters Church Undated

B225 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

Although undated it is a photograph taken pre 1922, as the church clock face is still black in colour.

On the reverse is written: “Dear Auntie last week at Yeadon there was a fire at Mr Brown’s mill (1906?). My mother is making cakes for Christmas. Love from all W Mallinson”

It is addressed to Miss L Webster c/o Mrs Horsfall, Hayfield, Crosshills.

St.Peters Church Undated

G079 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

 Although undated it is a photograph taken pre 1922, as the church clock face is still black in colour.

It must have been autumn when this photo was taken as the grass is covered with fallen leaves.

St.Peters Church Undated

BB026 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

Although undated it is a photograph taken pre 1922, as the church clock face is still black in colour.

A view of the church as seen from Town Street.

St.Peters Church c1947

J420 – St. Peter’s Church, c1947.

St. Peter’s Church – c1947

 Photographer Marmaduke Milner, donated by the Swain family of Rawdon.

St.Peters Church Undated

X185 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

A view of the church and clock tower – post 1922.

St.Peters Church Undated

X190 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

 A view of the church from Town Street and the entrance to the old vicarage.  Post 1922.

St.Peters Church Undated

BB049 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

A view of the interior looking up to the altar from the main entrance.

Although undated, this view is how I remember it during the early 1950s. (Editor. J Brayshaw)

On the reverse of this image is the following:
‘Nicholas Davis 14.8.1988. Last copy in Post Office, card printed prior to 1984 when church interior was refurbished’.

St.Peters Church Undated

BB050 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

Another view taken closure up the aisle looking at the altar.

Although undated, this view is how I remember it during the early 1950s. (Editor. J Brayshaw)

St.Peters Church Undated

X192 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated 

A view of the clock tower and the entrance gate to the vicarage.

St.Peters Church Undated

X193 – St. Peter’s Church, Undated.

St. Peter’s Church – Undated

A photograph of the pulpit.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 25 January 2021.
Last updated: 26 March 2021.

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