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Deans[edit]

Would a list of the Deans of Peterborough be appropriate? Here's an appropriately formatted list of Deans to 1908:

Deans of Peterborough Cathedral[edit]

  • 1541 Francis Abree, B.D.
  • 1543 Gerard Carleton, B.D., Canon of Westminster.
  • 1549 James Curthop, M.A., Canon of Christ Church.
  • 1557 James Boxall, LL.D., Archdeacon of Ely, Warden of Winchester, Dean of Norwich, Dean of Windsor.
  • 1560 William Latimer, D.D., Archdeacon of Westminster.
  • 1585 Richard Fletcher, D.D., Bishop of Bristol, of Worcester, and finally of London.
  • 1590 Thomas Nevill, D.D., Master of Magdalene, and afterwards of Trinity, Cambridge, Canon of Ely, Dean of Canterbury.
  • 1597 John Palmer, D.D., Prebendary of Lichfield, Master of Magdalene, Cambridge.
  • 1607 Richard Clayton, D.D., Archdeacon of Ely, Master of Magdalene, and afterwards of S. John's, Cambridge.
  • 1612 George Meriton, D.D., Dean of Bucking, Dean of York.
  • 1616 Henry Beaumont, D.D., Dean of Windsor.
  • 1622 William Peirse, D.D., Prebendary of S. Paul's, Canon of Christ Church, Bishop of Peterborough, and afterwards of Bath and Wells.
  • 1630 John Towers, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough.
  • 1638 Thomas Jackson, D.D., Prebendary of Winchester, President of Corpus, Oxford.
  • 1640 John Cosin, D.D., Prebendary of Durham, Archdeacon of Cleveland, Master of Peterhouse, Dean of Durham.
  • 1660 Edward Rainbow, D.D., Master of Magdalene, Cambridge, Bishop of Carlisle.
  • 1664 James Duport, D.D., Master of Magdalene, Cambridge, Professor of Greek, Prebendary of Lincoln.
  • 1679 Simon Patrick, D.D., Canon of Westminster, Bishop of Chichester, and afterwards of Ely.
  • 1689 Richard Kidder, D.D., Prebendary of Norwich, Bishop of Bath and Wells.
  • 1601 Samuel Freeman D.D.
  • 1707 White Kermett, D.D., Archdeacon of Huntingdon, Prebendary of Lincoln and of Sarum, Bishop of Peterborough.
  • 1718 Richard Reynolds, LL.D., Prebendary and Chancellor of Peterborough, Bishop of Bangor, and afterwards of Lincoln.
  • 1721 William Gee, D.D., Canon of Westminster, Prebendary and Dean of Lincoln.
  • 1722 John Mandeville, D.D., Archdeacon and Chancellor of Lincoln, Canon of Windsor.
  • 1725 Francis Lockier, D.D.
  • 1740 John Thomas, D.D., Canon of Westminster and of S. Paul's, Bishop of Lincoln, and afterwards of Salisbury.
  • 1744 Robert Lamb, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough.
  • 1764 Charles Tarrant, D.D., Canon of Bristol, Dean of Carlisle, Prebendary of Rochester, Prebendary of Sarum.
  • 1791 Charles Manners Sutton, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, Dean of Windsor, Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1792 Peter Peckard, D.D., Prebendary of Southwell, Master of Magdalene, Cambridge.
  • 1798 Thomas Kipling, D.D.
  • 1822 James Henry Monk, D.D., Professor of Greek, Cambridge, Canon of Westminster, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.
  • 1830 Thomas Turton, D.D., Professor of Mathematics, Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge, Prebendary of Lincoln, Dean of Westminster, Bishop of Ely.
  • 1842 George Butler, D.D., Headmaster of Harrow.
  • 1853 Augustus Page Saunders, D.D., Headmaster of Charterhouse.
  • 1878 John James Stewart Perowne, D.D., Prebendary of S. David's, Canon of Llandaff, Margaret Professor of Divinity, Cambridge, Bishop of Worcester.
  • 1891 Marsham Argles, D.D., Canon of Peterborough.
  • 1893 William Clavell Ingram, D.D., Hon. Canon of Peterborough.
  • 1901 William Hagger Barlow, D.D., Prebendary of S. Paul's Cathedral.
  • 1908 Arnold Henry Page, M.A.

Location[edit]

In what city and county is this cathedral located?

What are its longitude and latitude? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aewold (talkcontribs) 11:00:01, August 19, 2007 (UTC).

Peterborough Abbey[edit]

I might say this, mightn't I, given how much attention I've been paying to the Medeshamstede article lately, but shouldn't Peterborough Abbey have its own article too? This abbey emerged from the almost complete obscurity that Medeshamstede had fallen into by the 10th century, to become one of the most important and wealthiest abbeys of medieval England; and Peterborough Cathedral is a very different animal, despite occupying the same building, and having preserved what it could of the abbey's archive. Also, there are articles for other abbeys of similar status and lower (e.g. Bury St. Edmunds Abbey, Croyland Abbey), so it would be in good company. I mention this particularly because, in editing the article for Medeshamstede, I've had the choice of either linking any mention of Peterborough Abbey internally to the article for Peterborough Cathedral, or leaving it unlinked. I'm a bit tied up with Medeshamstede right now, though I could have a go at Peterborough Abbey too; but I'd only be much use up to the later 12th century. Any thoughts? I'm cross posting this to the talk page for Peterborough. Nortonius (talk) 17:43, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

So far the general thing seems to have be to treat the whole history in one articel, whether as Abbey or Cathedral. Ely Cathedral has one article (though that was of course both Abbey and Cathedral fromt he Norman era on), Bath Abbey, Westminster Abbey cover all aspects of the history, yes there are big differences, but also continuity, the last Abbot became the first Bishop at Peterborough, and it may well be that the presence of Katherine's tomb in the Abbey was one of the deciding factors in it becoming the Cathedral. Unless the article exceeds the size guidelines, it seems more natural to keep the history together. If it becomes long enough to split, the Dissolution of the Monasteries is the natural break. David Underdown (talk) 09:27, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I see what you mean about "so far", and that's certainly another POV! How about this, though:
  • I would also recommend a separate article for Ely Abbey: at present, the whole of its complex, c.900 year, pre-cathedral history, in which it actually started as a royal nunnery, is covered by a short subsection oddly entitled "Previous buildings" - which I think says a lot. For the relevant aspect of its Anglo-Saxon history, it misses the point spectacularly (apologies to you and other Ely editors!). But I'm not in a position to work on it.
  • The article for St Albans addresses its history as an abbey much more effectively, so to an extent I agree with you on that one. But it takes up quite a bit of space there, and again there's much more to be said about St Albans - I don't think it would be long before an "improvement" there would start to indicate a separate article.
  • I think Bath and Westminster abbeys are good examples of abbeys with their own articles.
  • About the continuity provided by the last abbot/first bishop at Peterborough - I think you could say he was a very lucky man! Many of his peers suffered death, *somehow* he avoided suffering anything so bad! Though I suppose having a royal tomb there might well have helped. But beyond that, continuity in the institution would be a bit of a mirage - because he was thenceforth a bishop, not an abbot. (If I remember correctly, Mellows' book on the dissolution of the monastery gives pointers on this, e.g the fate of the monks - I have a copy somewhere, but short of digging it out I could be wrong on that.)
  • About Crowland, yes it's now a parish church - but is that so different to saying, rather loosely, that Medeshamstede was later known as "Peterborough Abbey", but now the place is "Peterborough Cathedral"? Obviously Medeshamstede needs its own article, though, so...?
On the whole, then, I personally still think it's very unnatural to keep the abbey and the cathedral at Peterborough together - it's another POV, anyway! And yes, the Dissolution would be the obvious break. Nortonius (talk) 11:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
one thing that occurs to me about the Medehamstede article - was there settlement there apart from the Saxon monastery, at the moment (the much improved) article concentrates on that one aspect. both Westminster and bath cover (to a greater or lesser extent) all phases of building on the site, and both monastic and non-monastic history. If someone has the resources to expand the treatment of a specific part of the history, great, but I think that for the most part the general reader will be best served by having the info all in one place so far as possible. A visitor to Peterbrorough Cathedral today cannot really understand the history of the cathedral without including something of the earlier history too. Have you looked at WP:SUMMARY at all? The usual form is to start off themain article, and split it as required, and when you split use {{main}} to point readers to the relevant daughther article, and include in the main article a summary of the daughter (if you have a well-written lead to the daughter article, this should form a pretty good start for the summary. On the luck of the abbot/bishop a novel I was reading ealier suggested that Cromwell would on occassion get his placemen appointed as Abbot in order to run down the monastery and make its dissolution easier - the last Abbot of Westminster was a apparently one such case. David Underdown (talk) 15:23, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
That all sounds good, about daughter articles - I now realise that I didn't say it in so many words, but, in effect, that's what I meant! Yes indeed, there needs to be some useful mention of the abbey under "Peterborough Cathedral". Sorry if I was confusing you. I think discussion of the settlement at the abbey's gates would belong fully in the Peterborough article - but again, after the model you mention, there will need to be some mention of the stimulus provided by the abbey and the cathedral - I haven't checked, isn't there any in the Peterborough article already? About Cromwell's placemen, I seem to remember that aspect too, but not from any novel, so it sounds like the author did their research! Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 18:44, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
There's a little bit about the Abbot and later Dean being in effect lords of the manor, but that aspect could probably be improved upon. The novel was Revelation, by C. J. Sansom who has both a BA and PhD in history, so his research skills should be good! David Underdown (talk) 09:02, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
All good stuff! And your equation "BA + PhD = good research skills" makes me feel better today! ;o) Cheers. Nortonius (talk) 10:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
For what it's worth, there are other examples of famous former abbeys now used as parish churches, with their own articles:
Nortonius (talk) 11:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Response I don't agree with splitting the current article, because a history of the abbey is integral to the history of the cathedral. However, if there is sufficient additional information regarding the monastry specifically, then it is worth a separate article. Amandajm (talk) 01:16, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Which lead picture?[edit]

There are now three possible pictures to go in the infobox at the top of the article. I would like to replace the picture currently being used, because it cuts off the left tower and because the problems with perspective and lighting don't do justice to the majesty of the building. Bearing the above discussion in mind, I think Oblique view might be a suitable replacement. Any comments? NotFromUtrecht (talk) 14:31, 2 April 2010 (UTC)