New survey traces the forgotten past of city
A ‘treasure trove’ of ancient records dating back over 1,300 years to the origins of Peterborough is to be unveiled at the city’s cathedral
The archaeological records, maps, drawings and photographs focusing on the Cathedral Precincts have been compiled under a joint project by the Cathedral and Peterborough City Council.
The Dean of Peterborough, the Very Rev Charles Taylor, said: “We are delighted that the partnership between the cathedral and the city council means this fascinating survey is now ready to be launched into the public domain.”
Archaeologists and planning officers have compiled the records, which will eventually been made available online, with support from English Heritage, the Church Commissioners, the Institute for Archaeologists, the Anthony Mellows Memorial Trust and the Marc Fitch Fund.
The project was undertaken by a team led by cathedral archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall and former city council archaeologist Dr Ben Robinson.
The results of the project will be unveiled at Peterborough Cathedral’s Deanery on July 3 at noon.