Burnley, St Peter's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There is a small heritage centre at St Peter's, with displays that tell the history of the church and Burnley itself. Part of that history includes a demon pig - according to old tales, the builders of St Peter's intended to construct the church at what is now the bottom of Ormerod Road.
However, each night their tools and supplies were mysteriously moved to the current site by a group of pigs, thought to be Satan in disguise. The builders eventually gave up and built the church here.
As a reminder of the role played by demon pigs, they carved a likeness of a pig on the south side of the church tower.
About Burnley, St Peter's Church
Address: Church Street, Burnley, Lancashire, England, BB11 2DZ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the A682, by the junction with Active Way
Website: Burnley, St Peter's Church
Photo Credit: Alexander P Kapp, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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