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Peterborough Cathedral & Surrounding Area

During the 1970s the Field Unit carried out a number of excavations in and around the grounds of the Cathedral led by Donald Mackreth, who unfortunately died before he could complete his reports.


He left a fairly complete manuscript of his activities, and  NVAT and the current Cathedral archaeologist, Dr Jackie Hall are looking to complete the publication, subject to getting appropriate funding for such a large project.

  • PTHC (Tout Hill Close):  D.F.Mackreth, ‘Tout Hill Close, Peterborough’, Durobrivae 2, 1974, 24-26

  • PCMB (Peterborough Cathedral Monastic Boundary): Ann Rep 1987-8, 9-10 burh defences.

  • SE corner of Precinct (Ian Meadows); Ann Rep 1981-2, 6-7.

  • Burh wall near Peterscourt; Ann Rep 1992-93, 3 burh wall and ditch, south side (Ian Meadows for City)

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