The Monastery of Peterborough was built in the 12th century and was closed in the dissolution of 1539. The buildings were demolished over the following centuries and little remains today, but it is still possible to see some of the remains incorporated into walls and buildings surrounding the Cathedral.
Evidence of cloister on outside wall of Cathedral
Door from Cathedral to cloister
Imprint of cloister in wall
The intricate decoration of the latest rebuild of cloisters
Rear wall of cloister
Imprint of earliest phase of cloister
The remains of the walls of the cloisters are now the walls of a garden adjacent to the Cathedral. It is interesting to see the 3 different phases of the development of the cloister, starting with the original 12th century through two rebuilds to the final highly decorated version.
Exit from cloister to dormitory and refectory
Wall of dormitory and refectory
Entrance to the cloisters from the dormitory and refectory
The other major remains are the building that contained the refectory and the dormitory.
I am semi-retired after a career in medical sciences. I now work from home doing independent research and consultancy amongst other things. One advantage of this is that I do have time to indulge my interests including birdwatching, natural history, steam trains and history particularly ancient history.
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