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Great Cloister

A Grade I Listed Building in Peterborough, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.572 / 52°34'19"N

Longitude: -0.2399 / 0°14'23"W

OS Eastings: 519380

OS Northings: 298590

OS Grid: TL193985

Mapcode National: GBR HZQ.L6B

Mapcode Global: WHHNK.9M02

Plus Code: 9C4XHQC6+R2

Entry Name: Great Cloister

Listing Date: 7 May 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49667

Location: Peterborough Cathedral Precincts, Peterborough, PE1

County: City of Peterborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

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Great Cloister
TL 1998 NW 1/372
2 walls are of special interest. Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular
architecture. West side was the east wall of the cellars. Now a solid
piece of masonry. Remains of Perpendicular arcading with blocked doorways,
keystones. 3 blocked round beaded doorways, 2 to the south end and one to
the north end. Early C12, South one has no detail, but the 2nd has a plain
round arched head with a label, square Jambs. The 3rd has no label, but
has a plain round arch and recessed Jambs. The 3rd has blank arcading
and 2 doorways. West doorway, round arched, with 4 arcades of colonettes
and deep stiff leaf ornament, has tympanum with quatrefoil and 2 dragons.
Frater door to right, moulded archway and clonettes. 5 of the arcades
are from the monks' lavatory, rebuiit in the C14. Some of the arcades have
elaborately carved heads, while those to the left contain double arcading.
Garden Walls and Gates, Former Outbuilding, Wal to North & Mounting block all to
and including Laurel Court, Hostry Passage & Little Dorter, Great Cloister & Well form
a group.

Listing NGR: TL1938098590

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