Boroughby

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Manor House, former headquarters of the Peterborough Building Society.

Boroughby (archaically, the Manor of Boroughby[1]) is an area lying adjacent to Peterborough city centre, immediately to the north of Westgate, in the present-day county of Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom.

The former administrative headquarters of the Peterborough Building Society maintains the name of Boroughbury Manor House, demolished in 1921;[2] the Grade II listed building later served as headquarters of the Nene Housing Society and has since been converted into affordable homes for local people in need.[3]

Monk's Tithe Barn was built at Boroughby in 1307. In 1892, the mediaeval barn was destroyed "for the sake of its materials and for the ground on which it stood."[4] A surviving remnant of the boundary wall of part of the curtilage can be found at the south east corner of the Manor House grounds.[5]

The former Masonic Hall was constructed in 1864, possibly using materials (the limestone rubble at least) from the Boroughbury Maltings, which earlier occupied the site.[6]

The North Westgate development is a £100 million regeneration project to deliver a new urban quarter, with a mix of offices, retail and housing in the vicinity.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table referred to in Part II of the Schedule London Gazette, No. 37509 (p. 1493), 22 March 1946
  2. ^ Buildings of Local Importance in Peterborough (p. 22) Peterborough City Council, March 2013
  3. ^ Old Offices to New Homes Accent Group, 31 May 2019
  4. ^ Cox, William R. The Antiquary Vol. XXVI, July–December 1892
  5. ^ Buildings of Local Importance in Peterborough (p. 22) Peterborough City Council, March 2013
  6. ^ Buildings of Local Importance in Peterborough (p. 23) Peterborough City Council, March 2013
  7. ^ Briggs, Stephen Developer submits plans for Peterborough’s North Westgate Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 28 August 2018

Coordinates: 52°34′32″N 0°14′36″W / 52.5755°N 0.2434°W / 52.5755; -0.2434