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    Here is a picture of St Peters, source unknown to me



    And here is a picture of the cross in the pavement in Church street where the high altar once stood.


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    Default The Cross in Church Street.

    I know David Lewis in his book "Churches of Liverpool" says that the cross is on the site of the High Altar of St Peter's.
    The truth is that the cross is just there to remind passers-by of the church, and while it might just be inside the former grounds of the church, the church itself was set further back.
    As this map shows.

    Extract from Alan Godfrey reprint of the OS Liverpool Sheet 29, 1848-64.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    I know David Lewis in his book "Churches of Liverpool" says that the cross is on the site of the High Altar of St Peter's.
    The truth is that the cross is just there to remind passers-by of the church, and while it might just be inside the former grounds of the church, the church itself was set further back.
    As this map shows.

    Extract from Alan Godfrey reprint of the OS Liverpool Sheet 29, 1848-64.
    Hi Philip

    That is my understanding as well, Philip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Philip

    That is my understanding as well, Philip.

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    Yes, it's a case of "when the legend becomes greater than the truth, print the legend".
    I might be mis-quoting somewhat!

    "Churches of Liverpool" should be bought for the photos, not for the text.
    I'm mis-quoting again, but that was one of the reviews.

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    A bit of info on the bells from St Peters:

    • 1704: Church consecrated

    • 1707: Back four bells cast

    • 1724: Front four bells cast

    • 1800: The first peal in Liverpool was rung here. Grandsire Triples.

    • 1830: Bells dispersed when the 1830 peal was erected. Three of the 1707 bells were sent to St John, Knotty Ash (35˝” the fifth), St Catherine Abercromby Square (36˝” the sixth) and the tenor bell was sent to St Augustine Everton (52”). One of the 1724 bells found its way to St. John Liverpool (39”). The bell at St Catherine Abercromby Square had been broken up by 1928 (Cheetham) and the church demolished in 1966. St. Augustine Everton was destroyed by enemy bombing in May 1941 and St. John Liverpool was demolished in 1899 - the site now occupied by St. George’s Hall.
    The bell at St. John Knotty Ash still exists.

    The new 1830 ring of bells was first rung on Sunday April 11th 1830, the original 1830 trebles were recast in 1839 as the were found too weak


    • 1905: Last peal at St Peter’s.

    • c1920: The bells were removed from the tower by Taylor’s. After being stored both at Taylor’s and Mears’ and after tuning they were rehung at St. Helens Parish Church, although it was considered for a while to hang them at St. Barnabas Penny Lane, but this did not come to fruition as the vicar of Penny Lane at the time thought the tower not strong enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    I know David Lewis in his book "Churches of Liverpool" says that the cross is on the site of the High Altar of St Peter's.
    The truth is that the cross is just there to remind passers-by of the church, and while it might just be inside the former grounds of the church, the church itself was set further back.
    As this map shows.

    Extract from Alan Godfrey reprint of the OS Liverpool Sheet 29, 1848-64.
    That map has 'Tarlton Street' on it. Isn't it Tarleton Street (with an 'e') nowadays?

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