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St Peter, Roman Catholic, Lytham

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The Catholic chapel, in Clifton street, dedicated to St. Peter, and erected in 1840 at a cost of £3,000, is a brick building, with an embattled western tower, added in 1881, at a cost of £1,000, by the late Col. Clifton ; the interior was restored in 1888 at a cost of £1,000.

from Kelly's Lancashire Directory, 1895

St Peter,
Clifton St,


A graveyard and chapel was opened in 1892 about 1 mile away on Saltcotes Road at OS Grid Ref. SD377282.

Church History

St Peter's was founded in 1800. The present church was built in 1839 and extended in a number of stages.

Church Records

Registers begin as Clifton Hall in 1753. Lancashire Record Office hold:
  • Baptisms 1753-1856
  • Marriages 1753-1803, 1837-1856
The Catholic Record Society have published:
  • Vol. 16 - Baptisms 1753-1829, Marriages 1753-1803
The Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have published:
  • Baptisms 1857-1899
  • Marriages 1837-1940
  • Burials 1857-1885, 1892-1956, 1996-1998
The IGI contains:
  • Baptisms - 1753-1829
  • Marriages - 1753-1803
Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.

Original Registers


Copies of Original Registers


Register Transcripts





It is located at SD3695527182 (Lat/Lon 53.737195,-2.957245). You can see this on maps provided by: