GLOUCESTER CITY CENTRE

Gloucestershire                                                                                                  All photos by Hetty

22nd August 2017

The Stroud U3A photography group had a guided tour by Gloucester Civic Trust

St Michael’s tower, built in 1465 at The Cross, no longer has a church (the old and new churches were both demolished)

The market cross used to stand here – it was demolished in 1751

Southgate Street

Baker’s clock was built in 1904 and has the figures (L to R) – An Irishwoman, John Bull, Old Father Time, a Scotsman and a Welshwoman.

Robert Raikes House

St Mary De Crypt Church

Part of the storytellers bench

Eastgate Street has several Victorian buildings

Eastgate market portico, built in 1856 was retained when Eastgate shopping centre was built in 1973

Northgate St

The New Inn was built in the early 15th century on the site of an earlier inn

 

The hooks are where the meat used to hang in the days before fridges

 

 

  The side of The New Inn

Westgate St

A Georgian front on an Elizabethan building

There is an alleyway where you can see the side of the Elizabethan building

Of the three top windows on the white Georgian building, only the centre one is real – the others are painted on

Beatrix Potter drew this shop and doorway in her book The Tailor of Gloucester

Shire Hall had the same architect as the British Museum in London

The spire on St Nicholas’ church was once twice the height it is now

Longsmith St

Bearland House,

The pediment on this house, was once on the house further up the road

Ladybellegate House was built c.1704. The pediment used to be here, but was sold

Gloucester Museum

We saw a few pigs on the Henson Pig Trail

There is a lot of work going on at Gloucester Cathedral

Next – Gloucester Cathedral

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