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.

Facts & Stats on Gloucester Cathedral

Go Historic ID
318226
Names
Gloucester Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity
Dates
1089-1350

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Westgate St.
Gloucester, England
National Grid Reference
SO 83121 18778

Essays on Gloucester Cathedral

Listed Building Description of Gloucester Cathedral

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/42 Cathedral Church of the Holy and 23/01/52 Indivisible Trinity

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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. Includes major portions of the Romanesque church built 1089-1100 for Abbot Serlo, the nave completed 1104-22, the timber roof of nave replaced by vault completed 1242; south aisle of nave rebuilt in Decorated style 1319-29; south transept remodelled with innovative use of Perpendicular details 1331-6; presbytery remodelled in developed Perpendicular style 1337-67, followed by the north transept 1368-73; the two west bays of nave and west front rebuilt and the south porch added c1420; central tower rebuilt c1450; Lady Chapel rebuilt late C15... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Gloucester Cathedral

  1. Gloucester Cathedral
  2. Gloucester Cathedral: An Abbey that Survived the Dissolution Britannia.com.
  3. Gloucester: Cathedral Grove Art Online.
  4. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, England