Laurel Court

An undated image showing Laurel Court in the cathedral precincts. The Grade One Listed house dates back to 1690 with subsequent extension in the 1720s and has at various times bean a Deanery, a school and a home to Peterborough Cathedral’s choir.

Funeral of Rev. John James (1868)

The funeral march for and burial of Reverend, later Canon, John James dating back to December 1868.

Dr John James, born 1782, held many significant roles within the area including headmaster of Oundle School (1809-1829), Vicar of Maxey (1832), Vicar of St John’s in Peterborough (1833-1850) and Canon of Peterborough Cathedral for forty years until his death in 1868.

He was buried in the grounds of Peterborough cathedral where a ┬ámemorial plaque on the cathedral walls described him as a “preacher and a writer” and also referred to him as a “learned, loyal and devoted priest”.

Rock & Co Engraving

An old (c.1840?) steel-etched vignette engraving published by Rock & Co, London founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890). Most of his known works are from the south east of the UK and little is known of this engraving or the date.