Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester, England
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
- Gloucester CathedralCathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity
Visitor & Contact Information
- Westgate St.
- 51.867297° N, 2.246447° W
- National Grid Reference
- SO 83121 18778
Essays on Gloucester Cathedral
SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/42 Cathedral Church of the Holy and 23/01/52 Indivisible Trinity
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 »
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Resources for Gloucester Cathedral
- Gloucester Cathedral
- Gloucester Cathedral: An Abbey that Survived the Dissolution Britannia.com.
- Gloucester: Cathedral Grove Art Online.
- 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
- Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, England