start of the 19th century, St. Peter’s was the only Anglican
church in Burnley and had to cater for a rapidly increasing population.
In 1789 and 1802-3 there had been extensive alterations to the
building. The following engravings show the appearance of the
as it was in the first part of the 19th century.
In 1789 the south aisle had been completely rebuilt and included
a gallery. In 1802-3 the tower had been raised by 30 feet to
house a peal of eight bells. At the same time the height of
aisle was increased to incorporate a gallery. In the street
in front of the church can be seen the base of the market
of 1617 and the stocks.