CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. PETER,
ST. PAUL AND ST. ANDREW,
Peterborough Cathedral, properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough. Statues of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew look down from the three high gables of the famous West Front (to the left in the top photo) and also in the print below.
Although it was founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, the architecture of the cathedral is mainly Norman, following a rebuilding after a fire in the 12th century. It is one of the most important 12th-century buildings in England to have remained largely intact, despite extensions and restoration. The West Front, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and has no direct successor.
The appearance of the West Front is slightly asymmetrical, as one of the two towers that rise from behind the West Front - the one on the right as one faces the building - was never completed, but this is only visible at ground level from a distance. You can see the base of the missing tower behind the West Front in the top photo.
Info from Wikipedia. Top photo from ITV Anglia News.
Thanks to Mark Swingler for for guiding me to the cathedral.
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