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St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.

St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton.

St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton

At the highest point looking over the City.

Apparently, this is the oldest place in Wolverhampton. It is believed to have been the site of an ancient monastery dating back to the 10th Century. Formed of a sandstone ridge, this is the highest point in the City and therefore a good vantage point for a Christian establishment. At this time it was within the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia. St Peter’s Church itself dates back to 1425 and is Grade I Listed.

At first, it was a “Royal Peculiar” – effectively an independent church not part of the Diocese of Lichfield or even the Province of Canterbury. It was the only church in Wolverhampton until the 18th Century. It became fully part of the Diocesan structure in 1848.

For a more detailed history, see Wikipedia.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 15 May 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
  • Focal Length 16mm
  • F/7.1
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100

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