Gloucester Cathedral

dating varies; 1332-1357


Because I did not photograph the image on the left, it cannot be enlarged.

Left: Distant view of the cathedral; view of the front

 

Views of the cloister

According to the official Gloucester Cathedral site, the Great Cloister was begun by Abbot Horton in 1373 and completed by Abbot Frouster (1381-1412).
 

Views of the cloister

 
The intricate tracery of the vaulting is characteristic of the late English Gothic style (Perpendicular style). The lace-like ribs are ornamental without structural purposes.

The fan vaulting in the cloister.




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