Gloucestershire Photos by Hetty
9th September 2022
Near the cathedral is the Bishop Hooper Memorial, on the site where he was burnt at the stake in 1555.
26th January 2016
I visited Gloucester Cathedral with the U3A Photography Group on a wet day – so few outdoor photos.
My camera did well considering the low lighting levels and no tripod.
Osric, Prince of Mercia founded a religious house here 678-9, which became a Benedictine monastery in the early 1000s. The present building was started in 1089, and replaced the Anglo-Saxon one.
The tower from the cloisters
The Lady Chapel (1470s) with Norman font (1130). On left is Judge John Powell (1713), and on right is Elizabeth Williams (1622) who died in childbirthModern stained glassThis window commemorates Ivor Gurney (local poet)
1330 monument to King Edward II, who died in Berkeley Castle. As he was buried here, Henry VIII kept the cathedral when he dissolved the monastery. During the Civil War the Mayor and burgesses of Gloucester saved the cathedral from being demolished
The lion at King Edward’s II’s feet
The Quire was remodelled in the 1340s. The Great East Window c. 1350 is about the size of a tennis court. The redos behind the altar is Victorian
The Cloisters – fan vaulting was invented here in 1350s
Part of Kings school