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

4 days ago

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#SmallBizSat 2022 is tomorrow! Show your love for local business by shopping small. Find out more and where to shop at smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/small-business-finder#shopsmall #shoplocal #smallbusiness #gloucester #historichighstreets ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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Today counted among Gloucester’s most splendid historical survivors, the Old Judges House on Westgate Street hasn’t always been so admired 👀 Dating back to the late 1400s, this historic house was formerly used to accommodate judges visiting Gloucester to sit on the Assize Courts. These took place twice a year, with London judges travelling the country to hear cases that couldn’t be dealt with by the local Magistrate. These London judges were less than impressed with their accommodation in Gloucester, calling the house at 26 Westgate Street ‘decidedly bad, inconvenient, and inefficient’ and ‘a badly drained, ill-ventilated, foetid dog-hole’ 🐕 Quite what the perfumer and hairdresser George Meadows who owned the property made of these comments we don’t know, but the judges were soon moved a newly built mansion on Spa Road instead 🏛#gloucester #gloucestershire #timberframe #historichighstreets ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We can all support local businesses in Gloucester by shopping small when we spend money this Christmas. Next Saturday is Small Business Saturday 2022 – let’s make it the best day of the year for Gloucester’s independent retailers! Gloucester has some great independent businesses – check out the map on smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/small-business-finder for more#gloucester #smallbusinesssaturday #historichighstreets #gloucestershire ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that Llanthony Secunda Priory was once one of the richest Augustinian monasteries in England? And that they owned a lot of property in Gloucester's historic Westgate Street? Discover the fascinating history of Llanthony Secunda with this fantastic documentary📜📚📖 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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College Street - known in the Middle Ages as Lich Lane after the ‘liches’ (Old English for ‘bodies’) carried along the street for burial in the Cathedral grounds 🪦#gloucestershire #cathedrals #medieval #gloucestercathedral #historichighstreets ... See MoreSee Less
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