1a. The City of Peterborough
Buildings, Churches and Station
Pictures & Notes on Eastern England - Huntingdonshire
Other Historic Buildings
Peterborough Town: The ancient town and city of Peterborough, which expanded greatly in population in the 19th century, principally due to the arrival of the railway and brickworks!
Peterborough Town: The Guildhall in the heart of Peterborough - the pedestrianised area west of the Cathedral Precinct and is the nicest part of central Peterborough.
Peterborough Town: The Guildhall with the entrance to the Cathedral beyond.
Peterborough Town: The gateway into the Cathedral Precinct.
St John the Baptist Church
Peterborough Town: The eastern end of St John the Baptist Church which lies west of the Guildhall and Cathedral between Church Street and Exchange Street.
Peterborough Town: The west end and tower of St John the Baptist Church.
Peterborough Town: The interior of St John the Baptist Church.
St John the Baptist Church
Peterborough Town: The most prominent stained glass window in the church of St John the Baptist.
Peterborough Town: St John the Baptist Church, details of the painted glass panels of the above window.
Great Northern Hotel
Peterborough Town: The Great Northern Hotel outside the entrance to Peterborough Station.
Bridges and the River Nene
Peterborough Town: The steel girder road 'Crescent Bridge' just south of Peterborough Station
Peterborough Town: Peterborough is very busy railway junction is one of the busiest stations on the East Coast mainline and cross-country traffic from the Midlands to East Anglia e.g. trains to Edinburgh York London Newcastle on the East Coast Main Line and west-east trains from Birmingham and Leicester to Peterborough, Ely, Cambridge and onto to Stansted Airport.
Peterborough Town: One of the most peaceful areas is down by the River Nene where the old barge-boat LEENDERT R is now a bar and restaurant.
Peterborough Town: Welcome to Charters Bar and East Restaurant!
The grey-green iron bridge in front of the much larger grey steel girder bridge is quite historic.
Peterborough Town: The curved arches of this historic cast iron bridge were constructed for the Great Northern Railway in 1850, built by the fine engineer Joseph Cubitt. The steel girder bridge beyond was constructed in 1924 to accommodate the increased traffic on the this most important East Coast Mainline.
Peterborough Town: As well as the 'famous' swans of Peterborough, there is lots of 'sculling' action on the River Nene as the boat crews are trained up for the next race.
Peterborough Town: Pleasure craft passing a flock of swans.
Peterborough Town: Major strengthening of the bridge was carried out in 1910 and 1914, but the basic structure is basically original and carries trains travelling up to 100 mph (~150 km/h) and is believed to be the last cast iron bridge on a major British Rail high speed route.
Other Historic Buildings
In Priestgate is the house of Thomas Hake's family who represented Peterborough town in Parliament from 1586 to 1589 and his son William Hake from 1593 to 1597 - the Hake family where members of the rising merchant class in the later 16th century.
The Blue Plaque for the Hake house in Priestgate
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