Peterborough Cathedral Paintings

 

Peterborough Cathedral Paintings by Janice Lyall.

 

Peterborough Cathedral paintings by conservation artist Janice Lyall. Prints and cards are available in the online store.

Peterborough Cathedral Part of the City

Peterborough Cathedral Part of the City

The Cathedral adds a fabulous backdrop to the activities of its citizens as they go about their daily business in the City. The arches on the associated buildings just blend in with the Cathedral's architecture. Watercolour Print by Janice Lyall

Peterborough Cathedral the West Front in Moonlight

Peterborough Cathedral the West Front in Moonlight

Moonlight casts a silver glow across the stonework and creates shadows of indigo blue in the still silence of the night. The building does not sleep, it reflects on its history through the years... Print of an acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Peterborough Cathedral Looking Up

Peterborough Cathedral Looking Up

When the sunlight shines through the windows, the stonework becomes a kaleidoscope of rich colours. Breath-taking! Mixed media print by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Peterborough Cathedral the new building

Peterborough Cathedral the new building

One of the many delights of the cathedral, is to spot the different stages of its history. This depicts the new building. I wonder what's on the roof top? Print of an acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Peterborough Cathedral Reaching Up copyright 2.jpg

Peterborough Cathedral Reaching Up copyright 2.jpg

Who wouldn't like to climb amongst all those spires and turrets and peek through all the windows? What did the original stonemasons see when they looked out across the City? Print of an acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Peterborough Cathedral the west front

Peterborough Cathedral the west front

Not all the arches are the same. Why? Who made the decision and what was the thinking? Print of an acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

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Brief History of Peterborough Cathedral

 

 

Peterborough Cathedral can trace its origins back to 655AD when a monastery was founded on the site in the Middle Ages by King Peada.

 

The cathedral was destroyed by Vikings in 870 and later rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey in 970 AD.  It survived numerous attacks but was destroyed by fire in 1116. it was rebuilt in its current form and became a cathedral in 1541.

 

 

It costs around £3600 each day to keep the cathedral open to visitors.