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King's Lodging (Including Abbot's Prison)

A Grade I Listed Building in Peterborough, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.5724 / 52°34'20"N

Longitude: -0.2418 / 0°14'30"W

OS Eastings: 519251

OS Northings: 298632

OS Grid: TL192986

Mapcode National: GBR HZP.RPK

Mapcode Global: WHHNK.8L3R

Entry Name: King's Lodging (Including Abbot's Prison)

Listing Date: 7 February 1952

Last Amended: 7 May 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49676

Location: Peterborough, PE1

County: City of Peterborough

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Peterborough St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

King's Lodging
(including Abbot's Prison)
(Formerly listed as Abbot's Gate
& ranges to East & West.
TL 1998 NW 1/380 7.2.52.
Originally Cl2, later alterations. Cathedral Square elevation of 2 storeys
and basement in ashlar with a crenellated parapet. External chimney stack.
Large transom and mullion window on ground floor. Round arched doorway down
steps and round arched window. Galilee Court elevation in stone with Welsh
slate roof. Left hand section of front elevation rebuilt in C19. Plinth.
1 C19 window and 2 windows divided by a buttress. Interior:- A late Cl2
room with short oiroula+ piers and slightly cF;amferod arches ant ribs is
now used as a bookshop, being below ground level. To the West, but on ground
level is a room with a C13 vault and beyond this a late Cl2 room of 2 bays,
partly rebuilt. A small room near the Great Gate with a blocked C12 window
is known as the Condemned cell. Through the jambs of the window runs fine
bar-hole of the gate.
VCH, Vol II.
Nos 24 to 26 (consec), Bishop's Gate, and King's Lodging form a group,
also King's Lodging forms a group with No 3 Bridge Street & No 41 Causeway.

Listing NGR: TL1925198632

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