The monastic cathedral of Peterborough features an unusual triple facade, a medieval painted ceiling and the tomb of Catherine of Aragon.

Facts & Stats on Peterborough Cathedral

Go Historic ID
319038
Names
Peterborough Cathedral
Dates
1118-1238

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National Grid Reference
TL 19416 98645

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Listed Building Description of Peterborough Cathedral

819/1/1 PRECINCTS 07-FEB-52 PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PETER, ST PAUL AND ST ANDREW

GV I

TL 1998 NW 1/1 7.2.52

Rebuilding, after a disastrous fire, commenced in 1118 under Abbot John de Seez. Barnack stone. Nave circa 1150, west end circa 1177. West front and main consecration in 1238. Tower 1315. Porch late Cl4. Windows mainly renewed in C14 and C15. Main restoration by J L Pearson in 1882-6. Specially Important:- Nave ceiling of circa 1220, decorated with lozenge shaped panels containing the figures of kings, queens, saints, monsters etc... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Peterborough Cathedral

  1. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Peterborough Cathedral - Peterborough, England