Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

In Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, parts of the clock are thought to date from c1450, or possibly even c1350. "Prior to 1950, when a new clock was installed, the striking train of gears was known to be the oldest clock working mechanism in the world." [Michael Lee, The Ancient Clocks and Old and New Bells of Peterborough Cathedral - The Job Completed; Peterborough Cathedral, nd [late 1980s, obtained in 1992]]

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Elton Hall is a nearby stately home. It has a picture by Bernardino Luini (c1470 - after 1533), variously called A Boy with a Toy or Putto with a Game of Patience showing a cherub with a 'Chinese Wallet' or 'flick-flack'. See Hampton Court Place, London, for another depiction, probably later.

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Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

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