Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Cathedrals (5) : Gloucester

Construction of Gloucester cathedral began in 1089CE on the site of a seventh century abbey church dedicated to St Peter. The Norman heart of the cathedral being added to in the following centuries. The original roof was replaced by a vault in 1242. The South aisle rebuilt in the early 14th century.

In the 15th century the central tower was rebuilt and the South porch added. The Lady Chapel was rebuilt in the 16th century. The cathedral has seen a number of restorations in the 19th and 20th centuries.