BIRSTALL, West Yorkshire – St Peter. 

“Improvements” 1912-13: Lady chapel screen, sanctuary floor and probably other work.

The Parish magazine of the time said:  Mr G. H. Fallowes Pryune [sic], the well known church architect, has been over to consider a scheme for the improvement of the East End of the Church, the formation of a side chapel, and the erection of a chapel screen, and we hope to receive his scheme at an early date. There has been a long delay in this matter owing to the Architect’s absence in Ceylon, where he is building a Cathedral.

The oak screen in the Lady Chapel is particularly effective, neatly reflecting the designs on nearby capitals.  The accounts for the financial year ending April 1914, published in the parish magazine, showed that the cost for the erection of the screen was £60/0/0, and the architect’s Fees and Expenses £12/12/0.


The postcard illustrated, with the year 1941 written on it, shows a general view of the interior with a glimpse of the chapel screen to the left.