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Church of St. Peter

Church of St. Peter

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Church of St. Peter

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Church of St. Peter

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg
On the north side of King Street East (Road 2)
across from Church Street

Coordinates: N 43 57.651 W 78 09.696


Plaque Text

This Anglican church was begun in 1851 to replace a frame building erected in 1820. Distinguished by the stepped battlements of its facade, the new building was designed in early Gothic Revival style by the noted architect Kivas Tully, who was later responsible for Victoria Hall, Cobourg. After the plan was altered, St. Peter's was constructed by the contractor Samuel Retallick, and gradually encased the earlier church, which was dismantled. On October 15, 1854, this building was opened for service by its rector, the Venerable Alexander N. Bethune (1800-79), Archdeacon of York and an outspoken advocate of Church of England rights in Canada. St. Peter's was later enlarged by extending the chancel, and in 1893-95 the interior was extensively renovated.

Related Ontario plaque
Victoria Hall


Cobourg Plaques

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