Little Cloister House

Part of the conventual buildings of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, now public school house, part of the King's School (qv). C13 with substantial C15 additions, C16 conversion to house and later alterations. Ashlar, timber frame and brick, tiled roof, brick stacks.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
571344
Names
Little Cloister House
Coordinates
51.8681050° N, 2.2466780° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

Aerial view of Little Cloister House
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Aerial view of Little Cloister House
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Timeline

23 Jan 1952

Little Cloister House designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Little Cloister 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1271579
Grade
I
Name
LITTLE CLOISTER HOUSE
Location
LITTLE CLOISTER HOUSE, CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
District
Gloucester
County
Gloucestershire
Grid Reference
SO 83111 18865

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/56 Little Cloister House 23/01/52

GV I

Part of the conventual buildings of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, now public school house, part of the King's School (qv). C13 with substantial C15 additions, C16 conversion to house and later alterations. Ashlar, timber frame and brick, tiled roof, brick stacks. PLAN: three parallel ranges aligned north-south, the east range built on top of the west alley of the Little Cloister (qv), in the central range on the ground floor a large early C13 vaulted chamber, formerly the undercroft below the monastic Misericord or Chequer; the misericord refitted later as a large chamber on the first floor; on the west side a C15 timber-framed range built above a recessed C13 entry to the vaulted undercroft; the principal entry to the house is from the west alley of the Little Cloister. EXTERIOR: two storeys and attic; the north front with a gable to each of the three ranges, and on the right the timber-framed upper floors supported at ground level at the north-west corner by a timber post with braces to the first-floor bessumer; inset below the upper floors a C13 arched doorway framed by nook shafts with moulded bases and capitals, and a moulded arch with hoodmould; the gable-end wall to the central and east ranges of brick. The east side of the east range is timber-framed with a first-floor jetty above the garth wall of the Little Cloister (qv), and has a moulded bressumer to the jetty and close studding with intermediate rails; in the northern half of the wall two inserted C18 sashes with glazing bars (4x4 panes) and in the southern half two three-light casements with glazing bars (2x3 panes in each light)...

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Bibliography

  1. “LITTLE CLOISTER HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1271579>