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Bishops Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Central, City of Peterborough

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5724 / 52°34'20"N

Longitude: -0.2412 / 0°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 519292

OS Northings: 298626

OS Grid: TL192986

Mapcode National: GBR HZP.RTY

Mapcode Global: WHHNK.8LDS

Entry Name: Bishops Gate

Listing Date: 7 February 1952

Last Amended: 7 May 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49673

Location: Peterborough, PE1

County: City of Peterborough

Unitary Authority Ward: Central

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

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Listing Text

1. PETERBOROUGH
1500
PRECINCTS
Bishop's Gate
(Formerly listed as
Abbot's Gate & ranges
to East and West)
TL 1998 NW 1/376 7.2.52.
II GV
2.
Mainly built circa 1220 by Robert of Lindsay. Square turrets project at
quoins, having crenellated parapets. 3 storey height. Each of the 2 turrets
has a trefoil headed niche containing a statue of an abbot and prior, one
of which may represent Godfrey of Crowland. Centre is gabled, containing
a statue of King Edward, seated, above windows of 4 and 8 lights, strings
between storeys. Centre archway has 4 orders of colonnettes with moulded
capitals. Inside tyre archway, the main chamber has blank arcading and quadripartite
vaulting. The room above the entrance, known as the Knights' Chamber, was
formerly decorated with pictures of the knights who met there. The windows
have been altered in Jacobean style.
Nos 24 to 28 (consec), Bishop's Gate, and King's Lodging form a group.


Listing NGR: TL1929298626

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