Working with local people and partners, the Cathedral Quarter project will help to breathe 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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Pictured is St Nicholas Church in 1897 and 1902. Built in the 12th Century, St Nicholas Church is the oldest and longest standing above ground structure on Westgate Street. Although already a towering figure on the Westgate landscape, did you know St Nicholas Church’s tower originally stood roughly twice as tall as today until it suffered a direct hit during the siege of Gloucester in 1643?Do you have any memories of St Nicholas Church you would like to share? Get involved with Westgate Stories!Email us at CathedralQuarter@gloucester.gov.uk post on our Facebook page or message us directly over social media.Or book a drop-in session here:outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/WestgateStories@gloucester.gov.uk/bookings/#HistoricEngland #HistoricHighStreets #Westgate©Jill Voyce 1985 ...
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The Cathedral Quarter High Street Heritage Action Zone is encouraging owners of all building types, not just historic ones, to be aware of the importance of regular care and maintenance. It stops small issues causing great damage or escalating into expensive and challenging crises. Small steps can keep a building dry and can make a big difference. Clearing gutters and checking your roof’s condition once a year are simple ways to help prevent rainwater damage.As part of a regular maintenance plan, do check rainwater goods, look out for cracks, breakages, and blockages from debris including earth, twigs, leaves and bird’s nests. Any amount of water ingress can cause problems both inside (from patches of damp or failing lath and plasters) and outside where patches of algae (i.e. green staining) can be seen from leaking gutters. Why not download our maintenance checklist and undertake a quick survey to see if your property requires any attention. www.cathedralquartergloucester.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Maintenance-checklist-CQ.pdfFor further advice on maintenance see Historic England’s webpage historicengland.org.uk/advice/your-home/looking-after-your-home/maintenance/ Or contact us at cathedralquarter@gloucester.gov.uk to discuss any specific property requirements.#HistoricEngland #HistoricHighStreets #Westgate ...
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Enjoy Alan Myatt talking about his time working on Westgate Street!Do you have any memories of Westgate Street you would like to share? Get involved and play your part in recording the stories of Westgate Street for future generations. Your story could be our next post!Email us at CathedralQuarter@gloucester.gov.uk post on our Facebook page or message us directly over social media.Or book a drop-in session here:outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/WestgateStories@gloucester.gov.uk/bookings/#HistoricEngland #HistoricHighStreets #Westgate ...
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Our funders Historic England have released this amazing short video to explain the HSHAZ programme.youtu.be/zAJsUbsQhI8 ...
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Pictured is the Old Tolsey, a 15th Century building located on the corner of Westgate Street, where Vodaphone is today. The Tolsey was the seat of the Corporation of Gloucester Council and famously was where the Corporation and Governor Edward Massey denied King Charles I's offer to surrender during the Siege of Gloucester in 1643- a turning point for Parliament in the English Civil War. At the time of this picture in 1892, the Tolsey served as temporary offices for the editorial staff of the Citizen whilst the newspaper offices were being built. The Tolsey is thought to have derived its name from the collection of tolls for fairs and markets by the City Council. Have any stories or photographs of the Old Tolsey? Email us at CathedralQuarter@gloucester.gov.uk post on our Facebook page or message us directly over social media. Or book a drop-in session here:outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/WestgateStories@gloucester.gov.uk/bookings/?fbclid=IwAR1Cjx64Q...#HistoricEngland #HistoricHighStreets #Westgate©Jill Voyce 1985 ...
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Gloucestershire Archives are asking for submissions of material related to Covid-19 to create a community archive. This has included these amazing Covid relating comics from @vilnissimo. (GA ref: D15340/7)

#somethingnew #Archive30 @GlosHeritageHub @explorearchives #covidcomics

#DidYouKnow that after the foundation of the Cathedral in 1541, domestic buildings around the site began to be built? Most of the houses around the Green date to the 17th and 18th centuries. Some are offices, including the Cathedral team’s office – how lucky are we?! 🏡

This #ThrowbackThursday we share with you a postcard of the Fleece Hotel, who remembers it there?

The Fleece Hotel is currently being rebuilt by Dowdeswell Estates and a collaboration with The Outdoor Inn will create an outdoor entertainment space too. #lovegloucester

Built in the 12th Century, St Nicholas Church is the oldest and longest standing above ground structure on Westgate Street.
Did you know St Nicholas Church’s tower originally stood around twice as tall as today until it suffered a direct hit during the siege of Gloucester in 1643

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We’re looking for a Creative Producer to develop projects that particularly focus on engaging young people - as participants & audience. Alongside amazing local partners, artists & creatives! Deadline to apply: 9am, Mon 3rd May. Info here
https://gloucesterculture.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Creative-Producer-Gloucester-Roundhouse-Exchange_April2021.pdf

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