New sur­vey traces the for­got­ten past of city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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