Cathedral Treasury, Vestry and Library

Cathedral treasury and cathedral library. c1100, late C12 and C14, restored in C19 and C20. Ashlar and rubble, gabled stone slate roof.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
547345
Names
Cathedral Treasury, Vestry and Library
Coordinates
51.8675520° N, 2.2463520° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

23 Jan 1952

Cathedral Treasury, Vestry and Library designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Cathedral Treasury, Vestry and Library 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1245956
Grade
I
Name
CATHEDRAL TREASURY, VESTRY AND LIBRARY
Location
CATHEDRAL TREASURY, VESTRY AND LIBRARY, CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
District
Gloucester
County
Gloucestershire
Grid Reference
SO 83133 18803

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/46 Cathedral Treasury, Vestry and 23/01/52 Library (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity)

GV I

Cathedral treasury and cathedral library. c1100, late C12 and C14, restored in C19 and C20. Ashlar and rubble, gabled stone slate roof. PLAN: a single width range between the north transept of the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, now the Cathedral Church (qv), and the Chapter House (qv); originally a wide, vaulted passage or slype of c1100 which led from the east alley of the Cathedral Cloister (qv) to the former monastic cemetery to the east of the east claustral range; the passage extended further to the east in C14 when the vestry and library above were built above the passage, with a staircase to the library entered from the cloister at the north-west corner; the former passage, originally open at either end, now used as the cathedral treasury and entered from the north transept though a small doorway formed in 1978. EXTERIOR: three storeys. At the west end a wide archway infilled in C14 when the Cloister was rebuilt; in C19 the blocking pierced for a small doorway on the west side, above the lean-to roof of the cloister; in the gable-end of the range on the first floor a C16 six-light window with flat head, and on the second floor a seven-light arched window with arched lights above and below a transom; in the east gable-end wall at ground-floor level a doorway with a five-light window above the arch and on the upper floors a large seven-light panelled window similar to the window at the west end but with a row of blind panels at second-floor level; at second-floor level on the north side eleven windows each of two lights with square heads...

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Bibliography

  1. “CATHEDRAL TREASURY, VESTRY AND LIBRARY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1245956>