Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

St Peter’s Church restored

The Victorian enthusiasm for church restoration is at its height, and overseen by Rector James Hutchinson,  the renowned Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield carries out a major renovation of the decaying St Peter’s Church. Butterfield’s changes include refacing the church with flint, and replacing interior fixtures and stained glass. Many original medieval features are lost in the renovations. At the Cemetery, a public subscription is opened to raise funds towards replacing the wooden gates and gateposts at the Cemetery entrance on Rectory Lane.