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 Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity

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

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Listed Building Description of 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 »

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
  3. Gloucester: Cathedral Grove Art Online.
  4. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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