Gloucester Cathedral Timeline

681

Abbey of St. Peter founded in Gloucester by Saxon king Osric

Dec 1085

William the Conqueror orders the Domesday Book at Gloucester

1122

Gloucester abbey church is destroyed by fire

1216

Henry III crowned at Gloucester Abbey

Dec 1327

King Edward II buried in Gloucester Abbey; tomb attracts pilgrims

1351

First fully-developed fan vaulting appears in Gloucester Cathedral cloisters

1555

Anglican Bishop of Gloucester burned at the stake

23 Jan 1952

Gloucester Cathedral designated a Grade I listed building