Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester, England 1089-1350
Founded in 1100 as a Norman abbey, Gloucester Cathedral boasts a huge medieval stained glass window, an elegant interior and one of the finest cloisters in the country. Here William I ordered the Domesday Book and scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed.
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- Gloucester CathedralCathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity
- 51.867297° N, 2.246447° W
- Westgate St.
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 31, 2012.
GLOUCESTER SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/42 Cathedral Church of the Holy and 23/01/52 Indivisible Trinity GV I Cathedral church. Formerly the conventual church of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter on or near the site of a monastery founded by Osric c681. After the dissolution of the monastery the church refounded 1541 as a secular cathedral. Major repairs for Bishop Benson 1734-52; restorations by FW Waller 1847-63, Sir Gilbert Scott 1866-73, and FW Waller 1873-90, JL Pearson consultant for restoration of Lady Chapel 1896-7, C20 repairs. continue reading →
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
Reflecting several different periods, Gloucester Cathedral mirrors perfectly the slow growth of ecclesiastical taste and the development of the Perpendicular style. The plan is a standard Latin cross, with a long nave, single transept. The interior has mostly been spared the sterilizing attentions of modern architects and is predominantly Norman with major Perpendicular Gothic enhancements from the transepts eastwards. continue reading →
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- The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
- “Gloucester: Cathedral.” Grove Art Online. Web.
- “Gloucester Cathedral: An Abbey that Survived the Dissolution.” Britannia.com. Web.
- “Gloucester Cathedral.” Print.
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