Morris, S. and Yates, A. (2012). Assessment Report and Updated Project Design, An archaeological investigation of the historical development of Cathedral Square, Peterborough, November 2008 to August 2011. Northamptonshire Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1023135. Cite this using datacite

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Assessment Report and Updated Project Design, An archaeological investigation of the historical development of Cathedral Square, Peterborough, November 2008 to August 2011
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Northamptonshire Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1023135
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Report (in Series)
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Northamptonshire Archaeology was commissioned by Opportunity Peterborough to undertake archaeological work ahead of an improvement scheme in Peterborough city centre. The development area was centred on Cathedral Square, the historic centre of Peterborough. The project identified a series of extensive stone surfaces dating from the creation of the market square in the 12th century through to the 19th century. The medieval cobble surface of the market square became overlaid by an accumulation of fine black organic silt. Pottery recovered from the silt deposit suggests the accumulation developed largely between the 12th to the 17th centuries. At the start of the 15th century the parish church of St John the Baptist was constructed at the west end of the medieval market square with a cemetery on the west side of the church. To the south side of the market square a stone building was dated between the late 15th and 17th centuries. The building contained well preserved beaten floors of clay and mortar. Adjacent to the building pitched stone street surfaces were laid. To the west side of the church there was a small area of internal floor surfaces of a building. The late 17th century saw the construction of the Guildhall to the east side of the church. Associated with the Guildhall was the raising of the ground level and resurfacing of the square. In the late 18th or early 19th century the square was again raised and resurfaced. Below the present slab pavement of the square, a 19th-century surface of granite sets was identified.
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S Morris
A Yates
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Northamptonshire Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Peterborough City Council HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2012
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Site: Cathedral Square
Parish: PETERBOROUGH
District: PETERBOROUGH
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Cathedral Square
Location - Auto Detected: Peterborough
Location - Auto Detected: Baptist
Location - Auto Detected: St John
Grid Reference: 519100, 298650 (Easting, Northing)
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Pottery, Ceramic And Stone Tile, Building Stone, Stone Mortar, Worked Bone, Coin, Wood, Metal Finds (Find) Medieval (MIDAS)
Pottery, Ceramic And Stone Tile, Millstone, Leather, Vessel And Window Glass.Metal Finds, Plaster (Find) Post Medieval (MIDAS)
Buildings, Stone Surfaces (Monus) Post Medieval (MIDAS)
Stone Surfaces, Organic Layer, Church And Cemetery, Buildings (Monus) Medieval (MIDAS)
Late 17th Century (Auto Detected Temporal)
19th Century (Auto Detected Temporal)
Medieval (MIDAS)
Late 18th (Auto Detected Temporal)
12th To The 17th Centuries (Auto Detected Temporal)
Late 15th (Auto Detected Temporal)
15th Century (Auto Detected Temporal)
17th Centuries (Auto Detected Temporal)
12th Century (Auto Detected Temporal)
Early 19th Century (Auto Detected Temporal)
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OASIS Id: northamp3-163698
OBIB: 12/48
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A4, blue spine, heat bonded, clear covers
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25 Nov 2016
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