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

GRANTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS

Re-use of empty space, Restoring lost features, Plan of the zone.

Our Projects

29 Westgate Street

29 Westgate Street

How the funding will be used Cathedral Quarter funding has been agreed to help 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...

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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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The Folk of Gloucester

The Folk of Gloucester

How the funding is being used   The buildings at 99-103 Westgate Street house the Folk of Gloucester (formerly the Folk Museum). Cathedral Quarter funding is being used to increase accessibility in this community space and...

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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
Have you seen our Westgate Street parklet? 🌳It’s there to help gather feedback on our plans to improve the street scene in Westgate - as well as giving people somewhere to sit, chat, eat lunch, and enjoy the lovely weather! 🌞 You can find the plans and a link to a survey on our website under ‘Street Scene.’#hshaz #gloucester #gloster #gloucestershire #historichighstreets ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Gloucester’s Westgate Street was the site of a royal mint for almost 400 years. First recorded in the reign of Alfred the Great (871-899), the mint on Westgate Street issued silver pennies stamped with the image of the king and sometimes the name of the moneyer who made them. In the reign of King Edgar (959-975), for example, the moneyer was Wynsige. In the reign of King Stephen (1135-1154), it was Gilbert. The Gloucester mint was probably shut down when King Edward I reformed England’s coinage and reorganised its mints in 1279. Prior to that, as many as fifty separate mints made coins in England and there were widespread concerns about the quality of its silver pennies. This silver penny minted in Gloucester dates from the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-1087). It was found just north of the city by metal detectorist Maureen Jones in 2012.Photo: BBC#gloucesterhistory #medievalgloucester #royalmint #williamtheconqueror #historichighstreets ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Inside the tower at St Nicholas’s Church, Westgate Street 🔔First built in the twelfth century, the Church of St Nicholas underwent a series of extensions and improvements over the centuries, adding splendid gothic layers to its Norman core. The most recognisable of these is its leaning tower, built in the fifteenth century in the fashionable ‘perpendicular’ style of gothic used to such magnificent effect in the east end of the nearby Cathedral. The vaulted ceiling inside the tower at St Nicholas is enriched with decorative ‘liernes’ (non-structural ribs) which trace a star around a central circular opening. This hole – what bellringers call a ceiling boss – would have allowed ropes for ringing the bells housed above to be pulled from the ground floor of the tower. There are six bells in St Nicholas’s Church, which date from c. 1499 to 1725.Photo: @historicengland #gloucester #westgate #cathedralquarter #bellringing #campanology ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Don’t miss this! 🎉Gloucester Festival of Archaeology - tomorrow, 30 July 2022. Free family-friendly activities across the city centre including handling sessions at the Museum of Gloucester, Lego at the Folk, and more! For full details see thefolkofgloucester.co.uk ⌨️#historichighstreets #hshaz #cathedralquarter #gloucester #gloucestershire ... See MoreSee Less
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