Gloucester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St. Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity

A Saxon abbey was founded in Gloucester in 681 and by 1089, a third monastery stood on this site when the Normans began their great church. After King Edward II was buried here in 1327 after his murder, the church became a great place of pilgrimage and the monks used the revenue that this brought in to transform their sombre Norman church over the next 150 years  into the great building we now see.


Length of nave: 53m;  Height of nave: 21m;  Length of choir: 42m;  Height of choir: 26m;    Height of tower: 68.6m

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