ENGLAND: Peterbourough

Cathedral church of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Andrew

West Facade


Adapted from Shephers, Plate 97


Dehio, Plate 81
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Dehio, Plate 441
Floorplan of West Facade
(or-How a Late Gothic Facade met a Romanesque Interior)
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Preliminary Notes
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Preliminary Bibliography (Note: Many of these works are short guidebooks or privately published monographs)

Bony, Jean. The English decorated style : Gothic architecture transformed, 1250-1350. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1979. ISBN 0801412439

Britton, John.The history and antiquities of the abbey, and cathedral church of Peterborough : illustrated by a series of engravings of views,
  elevations, plans, and details of the architecture of the church, with biographical anecdotes of eminent persons connected with the  establishment   Glossop :    Paul Bush,  1997 (reprint of book originally published in 1828) ISBN 0952775530 (pbk)

Bush, Paul .  The painted ceiling of Peterborough Cathedral.   [Peterborough?] :  P. Bush,  1997 ISBN:   095277559X  (Short book- only 16 pages)

Canning, Jonathan Pomeroy. The painted nave ceiling at Peterborough Cathedral  1992  (MA Thesis, University of Deleware, 1993)

Cartwright, J.L.  The pictorial history of Peterborough Cathedral, cathedral church of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Andrew [by J. L.
                      Cartwright. London, Pitkin Pictorials, 1970 LC Number Call Number: NA971.P47 C3

 Cave, C. J. P. (Charles John Philip).The painted ceiling in the nave of Peterborough Cathedral. Oxford, Johnson for the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1938

 Higham, Jack. Peterborough Cathedral Andover, Hants. [England] : Pitkin Pictorials, 1990  (A short guidbook)

 Ingram, William Clavell.  Peterborough Cathedral; :   London,  Isbister,   1898

 Irvine, James Thomas.  An attempt to recover the first design of the west front of the abbey church of Saint Peter, now Peterborough cathedral,
                      Northamptonshire ...  Peterborough, Pub. for the author by C. Edwards, 1893

Mellows, William Thomas.  Mediaeval monuments in Peterborough Cathedral. A paper read to the Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeological
                   Society and to the Peterborough Branch of the Historical Association on January 22nd, 1937.  Peterborough, 1937

Pevsner, Nikolaus. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough, London, Penguin Books, 1968

Phillips, George A guide to Peterborough Cathedral : comprising a brief history of the monastery from its foundation to the present time,
       with a descriptive account of its architectural peculiarities and recent improvements; compiled from the works of Gunton,
       Britton, and original & authentic documents .Peterborough, England : Published by Geo. C. Caster, 1881

Reilly, Lisa A. An architectural history of Peterborough Cathedral / Lisa A. Reilly. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
LC Call Number:  NA5471 P5R45 1997

Sibthorp, R. E. A short guide to Peterborough Cathedral  [Peterborough : Peterborough Standard,  1943 (15 pages)

Stallard, Frederick. The geometric skeleton of Peterborough Cathedral  [Glossop] :   P. Bush, 1994

Swain, Edmund Gill, 1861- The story of Peterborough cathedral, London, New York [etc.]  R. Tuck & sons, ltd, 1932

 Sweeting, Walter Debenham,    The new guide to Peterborough Cathedral comprising a brief history of the monastery from its foundation, with a  descriptive account of its architectural peculiarities and most recent improvements & works of restoration. To which is added A guide to the city. Peterborough, G.C. Caster,  1893

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