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

No 14 Westgate Street (Meeks Shoes)

No 14 Westgate Street (Meeks Shoes)

How the funding will be used No 14 Westgate Street (Meeks Shoes) has a fine plaster work ceiling dating from the 17th century. The funding will be used to convert the upper floors of the property into flats.Before and afters...

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39 and 41 Westgate Street

39 and 41 Westgate Street

How the funding will be 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. Both...

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The Dick Whittington

The Dick Whittington

How the funding will be used The Dick Whittington is an early timber framed building which had an early Georgian façade added in the 1700’s. The funding offered will be used to secure the façade, replacing modern, inappropriate...

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Keep Up To Date

Check out this short video about the stonemasons of Gloucester Cathedralwww.youtube.com/watch?v=tl5ElcVSvxM ... See MoreSee Less
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Its a busy festive day in Gloucester today! There are carols on the hour at the Cathedral, a Santa run passing through and of course our own shopping to music event on Westgate street! Enjoy!Gloucester Brass Band RotaryatKingsholm Gloucester Gloucester Cathedral Cathedral Quarter Gloucester #GLOSSANTAFUNRUN #shopping #festive #ChristmasShopping #charity #carols ... See MoreSee Less
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The Fleece Hotel is one of Gloucester’s most important historic sites. Tucked away behind a mock-Tudor facade on Westgate Street, the Fleece is made up of a jumble of medieval and later buildings dating from the 11th to the 20th centuries. The timber-framed Great Inn, for example, dates to c. 1500 but sits on top of a stone vaulted undercroft of c. 1100. Believed to have operated as an inn since medieval times, the Fleece closed its doors in 2002. The vacant site deteriorated, and was bought by the City Council in 2011. Despite an arson attack in 2017 and delays caused by COVID, plans are underway to sensitively restore this fantastic historic site and to bring it back into use as a hotel and nationally important heritage attraction. Watch this space!#gloucester #gloucestershire #oldbuildings #medieval #history ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Did you know Cathedral Quarter Gloucester is just one of over sixty High Street Heritage Action Zones across the country? This heritage-led regeneration initiative by Historic England is reviving historic high streets the length and breadth of the country, revitalising public spaces and bringing disused buildings back to life as shops, homes, community venues, and more. You can find out more on our website, or at historicengland.org.uk⁠•⁠•⁠•⁠#lovegloucester #hshaz #historicengland #highstreet #regeneration ... See MoreSee Less
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St Nicholas's Church is the oldest surviving building standing above ground on Westgate Street. It is first mentioned in a charter of 1180, along with 'Sigar' the priest. The church was expanded and enriched in subsequent centuries, with a south porch added in the 1300s and its famous wonky tower in the fifteenth century. Due to the marshy ground on which it was built, the tower leans some two and a half feet out of kilter. It has been stabilised and reduced in height at various points to keep it upright, and remains standing despite a number of disasters in its history including a fire in 1901 and being hit by cannon fire during the Civil War. Today, St Nicholas's is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust under the stewardship of Gloucester Civic Trust. A Gloucester landmark and historic gem, we hope to see this space used in new and exciting ways in the future as Westgate Street evolves and grows.⁠•⁠•⁠•⁠#glocuester #parishchuch #historicbuilding #visitgloucester #oldchurches ... See MoreSee Less
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