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WEST FRONT OF PETERBOROUGH, DATING FROM THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY

WEST FRONT OF PETERBOROUGH, DATING FROM THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY

Peada, prince of Mercia, whose conversion to Christianity was celebrated by the erection of the Sandbach crosses (see p 256), founded a monastery at Peterborough (c. 656). This, with the church, was destroyed by the Danes in 870. The next church suffered in the same way and Abbot John de Sais began a new minster in 1117. He finished the East End and began the nave and transepts. Except the tower the fine Norman work is still standing to-day. The exquisite West facade, at which we are looking, is probably the work of Acharius, abbot from 1200-10

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NORTH TRANSEPT OF HEREFORD AND THE LADY CHAPEL
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