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 →
Gloucester to Oxford via the CotswoldsPosted October 12, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe
Saturday morning we visited Gloucester Cathedral, which we have visited once before. It's a great cathedral and it's wonderfully friendly to photographers, even in the crypt. It also doesn't have an admission fee or photo permit fee, and the staff are friendly and enthusiastic, all of which made me happily give a whole…
Gloucester CathedralPosted October 17, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
On Monday the nice weather continued so we drove up to Gloucester, which I've long been wanting to see. The drive from Oxford took about an hour and a half and we found a great parking spot near the cathedral. After a quick utilitarian lunch of McDonald's cheeseburgers, we set our cameras loose on one of the nicer…
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