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Gloucester Cathedral

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Identification

Gloucester Cathedral
the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity
209726

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • A religious community was founded on the site of the Cathedral in 678AD by Osric, but the foundation stone of the new abbey church was not laid until 1089 and St. Peter's Abbey was consecrated in 1100.
  • The coronation of King Henry III took place here in 1216, as did the burial of King Edward II in 1327. Construction work continued throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with the central tower being built between 1450 and 1460 by Abbot Sebrok.
  • The Abbey was dissolved in 1540 and the Cathedral established in 1541 by King Henry VIII. Major repairs were undertaken between 1735 and 1752 and by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1847 to 1873. The 900th anniversary appeal in 1989 raised money to restore the tower.
  • Gloucester-born musician John Stafford-Smith, who composed the national anthem of the United States of America in 1780, is buried in Gloucester Cathedral.

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Location

St. Mary's Square
GL1
Gloucester
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

225.07 ft
225.07 ft
1089
1460
1873
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