St Peter’s Church, Heysham

The tiny church of St Peter’s in Heysham is dramatically perched on a cliffside. This Grade I Listed church must have one of the most picturesque settings in the country, looking out over Morecambe Bay to the panorama of the Lakeland hills.

There are remains some of the Anglo-Saxon building from around 800AD but most of the present building dates from the 14thC and from around 1500. Inside the church is a Norse hog-back stone from around 1000AD, which would originally have been a grave cover.

During restoration work in 1864 a chalice was discovered in a stone coffin outside the church, and the chalice is now on display inside. Access at regular church service times.

More information at Heysham Heritage Centre

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