Working with local people and partners, the Cathedral Quarter project is breathing new life into Westgate Street which is rich in heritage and full of potential, making it more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

High Street Heritage Action Zones are a national heritage-led regeneration initiative by Historic England.

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

SHOPFRONT SCHEME

Grants to property owners for minor repairs and reinstating traditional fascia signage

Our Projects

41 Westgate Street

How the funding is being used 39 and 41 Westgate Street are early timber framed buildings, dating from the middle of the 16thC which may originally have been built as one property. 39 was extended upwards in the early 1800s....

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29 Westgate Street

29 Westgate Street

How the funding was used Cathedral Quarter funding has helped install a new shopfront on 29 Westgate Street, drawing on Art Deco-style features in the upper windows to inform a period-appropriate design. Before and afters

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88 Westgate Street

88 Westgate Street

How the funding is being used Sitting on the corner of Westgate Street and Three Cocks Lane, No 88 occupies a prominent location in Gloucester city centre but represents a 'gap site' in the Cathedral Quarter streetscape. With...

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Where to shop and eat

Whether you’ve been here before or are just visiting today, everything that Westgate Street has to offer is set out for you in this quick guide

Keep Up To Date

1 week ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
In 1960, excavations at Gloucester Cross unearthed a hoard of over 15,000 Roman coins dating to the third century AD. We don’t know quite why they were buried, but the late third century was a turbulent time in Roman Britain. A local military leader Carausius had seized power and declared himself emperor in 286, only to be assassinated and usurped by his treasurer Allectus in 293. A continental imperial army arrived in Britain to put down the rebellion in 296, and Allectus was slain in battle. News of this new Roman invasion may have prompted the burial of the Gloucester Cross Hoard, which contained coins minted during the reigns of both Carausius and Allectus as well as earlier emperors. These coins – known as ‘antoniniani’ – were supposed to be silver, but had been so debased by the end of the century that they were virtually worthless. The idea of a trove of ancient treasure is tantalising, but it’s quite possible this hoard simply wasn’t worth digging up again after it had been buried. Today it is kept in the British Museum.#romanbritain #archaeology #gloucester #gloucesterhistory #glevum #historichighstreets Photos: British Museum ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Gloucester’s medieval west gate and bridge spanned the Severn for centuries, having first been built in the reign of Henry II (1154-1189) and surviving in part until the 1970s. This eighteenth-century engraving shows the bridge and gatehouse just seven years before the latter was demolished and the former largely rebuilt. Throughout its history, the bridge was in constant need of repair and rebuilding, no doubt due to the large volume of traffic it carried as one of the busiest highways in Britain. In parts, however, the medieval stone bridge survived until the 1970s when its remains were demolished to make way for two new road bridges in concrete and steel. In this 1798 engraving by J Walker of a drawing by C. Catton Jr., Gloucester citizens can be seen swimming in the Severn as cattle graze on Archdeacon’s Meadow . Small boats known as ‘trows’ lower their masts to pass beneath the bridge, with much larger vessels visible on the other side moored at the quay. #gloucesterhistory #gloucester #riversevern #severn #eighteenthcentury #engraving Photo: NotFromUtrecht/WikimediaCommons ... See MoreSee Less
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🍏 WASSAIL! Next Saturday (Jan 14th) 12 noon-4pm at the historic The Folk of Gloucester. #Gloucester #WaesHael #wassail Cathedral Quarter Gloucester Gloucester Civic Trust ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Today, 6 January, is Twelfth Night – the Christian Feast of Epiphany, the end of Christmastide, and the traditional day for wassailing! Wassailing is an ancient Yuletide tradition involving the blessing of cider apple trees to promote a good crop in the coming year. It also involves going door to door, singing songs and offering a drink from the wassailing cup in exchange for gifts – a precursor of Christmas carolling. The Gloucestershire Wassail is a traditional wassailing song, first written down in the 1920s but in all likelihood many centuries older. You can find the words on the wall of The Fountain Inn on Westgate Street, or celebrate the Apple Wassail yourself with the Folk of Gloucester next Saturday 14th January. Wassail! 🍎 Image shows a Green Man from Gloucester Cathedral and an excerpt from the Gloucestershire Wassail 🎼#wassail #wassailing #twelfthnight #gloucestershire #gloucester ... See MoreSee Less
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