Ely, Cambridgeshire

Ely, 16 miles north of Cambridge, has one of England's finest cathedrals. In 1284, Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, founded Peterhouse, the oldest college at Cambridge. He is buried in the Cathedral. An unidentified tomb slab has sometimes been identified as his, but this identification is not secure.

George Peacock, the algebraist and member of the Analytical Society, was Dean of Ely from 1839, and is commemorated in the Cathedral.

When the Cathedral was restored c. 1870, the architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, installed a pavement maze of his own design under the west tower, the only cathedral maze in Britain.

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