Cathedral Chapter House

The chapter house of the former Benedictine Priory of St Peter, now the chapter house of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity (qv). c1100, largely rebuilt late C12, and altered c1380. Ashlar, stone slate roof with coped gables.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
547342
Names
Cathedral Chapter House
Coordinates
51.8676450° N, 2.2463340° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

23 Jan 1952

Cathedral Chapter House designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Cathedral Chapter House is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1245953
Grade
I
Name
CATHEDRAL CHAPTER HOUSE
Location
CATHEDRAL CHAPTER HOUSE, CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
District
Gloucester
County
Gloucestershire
Grid Reference
SO 83135 18814

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/41 Cathedral Chapter House 23/01/52 (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity)

GV I

The chapter house of the former Benedictine Priory of St Peter, now the chapter house of the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity (qv). c1100, largely rebuilt late C12, and altered c1380. Ashlar, stone slate roof with coped gables. PLAN: a large chamber on the east side of the Cathedral Cloister (qv) between the Treasury and the Cathedral Library (qv) to the south, and the site of the former dormitory of the abbey to the north; three C12 bays originally with an apsidal east end, the apse replaced in the C15 by a fourth bay with canted sides; the entrance at the west end from the east alley of the cloister remodelled in C15; projecting into the north-west corner the stair to the library; remains of stair to dorter on north side. EXTERIOR: above the roof of the east alley of the cathedral cloister the west gable-end wall with a C12 window of three large, stepped, semi-circular arched lights slightly recessed below a segmental relieving arch, nook shafts with cushion capitals to the jambs and mullions and moulded arches with chevron enrichment to the arch of the central light; in the east gable-end wall a large nine-light window with Perpendicular tracery panels, a central transom and foiled arched heads to the lights below and above the transom. At the north-east corner the stub of the south wall of the former adjoining monastic dormitory with the moulded jamb of a window decorated with ball flower...

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Bibliography

  1. “CATHEDRAL CHAPTER HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1245953>