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St Peter Roman Catholic, Lytham

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

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'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


The church is located at OS grid reference SD3695527182 (Lat/Lon 53.737194,-2.957269). You can see this on maps provided by: