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

Names
Peterborough Cathedral
IDs
319038 Go Historic
1331492 Grade I listed building
National Grid Reference
TL 19416 98645

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. Retrochoir of 1496-1508 has 4 and 3 light windows with panel tracery separated by buttresses. Open parapet with seated figures on the tops of the buttresses. The interior has a handsome fan-vaulted roof on slender shafts, possibly designed by John Wastell who worked at King's College Cambridge...

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