Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (1). Location map
 
  Scene showing the Market Square, Cambridgeshire, England   Peterborough.

The Market Square with the Guildhall and the 15th century Church of St. John the Baptist in the distance.

There is a small area of tables and chairs where people can sit and enjoy some refreshments. Just beyond you may be able to see a wet area caused by the fountains that spout from under the paving.

 

 

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  View of the Guildhall, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England   Peterborough.

The 17th century Guildhall or Buttercross, built shortly after the restoration of King Charles II to the throne, has an open ground floor for the butter and poultry markets which used to be held there. The coat of arms and the clock make it look rather impressive.

Through the right-hand arches can be seen on the spiral stairways giving access to the upper storey.

 

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  Photograph of the 15th Century Church of St. John the Baptist, Market Square, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England   Peterborough.

The Church of St. John the Baptist built in the 15th century is situated in the west end of the Market Square.

 

 

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  View from inside the Guildhall, Market Square, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England   Peterborough.

The view looking through the Guildhall across the Market Square towards the cathedral. The water is from the fountains which spout from under the paving.

 

 

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Read our report of this trip to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on the Blog.