1 On the history of the abbey, see D. Welander, The History, Art and Architecture of Gloucester Cathedral (Stroud 1991). In 1882 the archdeaconry of Cirencester was constituted to include the deaneries of Campden, Stow, Northleach north and south, Fairford and Cirencester. The Hockey Museum supported by the International Hockey Federation and England Hockey Your Cathedral has stood firm for nearly a thousand years and will re-open as soon as possible, when we can re-discover the value and meaning of something that is more than simply a building. Gloucester began as a Roman town.

It has origins in the 7th century; the current building was begun in 1089, and started life as an Abbey (it became a Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Gloucester, in 1541). May God bless you and your loved ones. A BRIEF HISTORY OF GLOUCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND. In 1048, A few years before the Norman Conquest of 1066, the site was used by Aldred, bishop of Worcester, to found a Benedictine Monastery. By the tenth century, Gloucester continued to be an important centre in the Kingdom of Mercia, and was famously re-planned and re-fortified by Queen Aethelflaed (daughter of Alfred the Great) as a defense against the marauding Danes. Gloucester Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship continuously for over 1,300 years, since Osric, an Anglo-Saxon prince, founded a religious house here in 678-9 AD. History, memories, photos and comments about Gloucester Rugby. Gloucester Cathedral embodies 1,300 years of heritage, from its origins as a 7th Century religious site to the great Cathedral dominating the cityscape today. The Origins Of Hockey: An Introduction One of the first questions asked by visitors to The Hockey Museum (THM) or one of our exhibitions is, "How old is hockey?" Welcome to our re-vamped website, where we recommend that initially you take a look at “New to the Site? After the great flowering of Gothic style, tastes again shifted back to the neat, straight lines and rational geometry of the Classical era. It is a place full of stories of people and events which have helped define our national identity and also demonstrate the changing face of local life and worship.
Gothic windows at Gloucester Cathedral. Gloucester's significance in the Middle Ages is underlined by the fact that it had a number of monastic establishments, including St Peter's Abbey founded in 679 (later Gloucester Cathedral), the nearby St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester founded in the 880s or 890s, Llanthony Secunda Priory, founded 1136 as a retreat for a community of Welsh monks (now near the western bypass), the Franciscan Greyfriars … There, hanging side by side, were two familiar flags unfurled: the Union Jack of England and my own beloved Stars and Stripes.

Little is known for certain about the communities which worshipped here or the buildings they used over the next 400 years although it is believed that the Benedictine Rule was introduced here early in the 11th century. The abbey was disbanded during the dissolution of the monasteries (1536–39) under Henry VIII but became the seat of a bishopric in 1541. The question is nigh impossible to answer and it would depend on what is meant by "hockey".

It lies at the first point where the river Severn can be easily crossed so it was a natural place to build a town. The marquette of the new miner gargoyle, which will be carved into stone over the next six months (Photo: Gloucester Cathedral). It was in the Renaissance that the name Gothic came to be applied to this medieval style … 2 C. Winston, ‘The Great East Window of Gloucester Cathedral’, Archaeological Journal, 20 (1863), 239–53, 319–30.This article was later reprinted in Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass Painting (London 1865), 284–311.
Gloucester Cathedral The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth The steeples of world-famous cathedrals and picture-perfect village churches pepper the English landscape. ROMAN GLOUCESTER. The set of new gargoyles is a significant update to the ambulatory, which dates back to the very origins of the 900-year-old Norman Abbey and houses the tomb of King Edward II as well as the Memorial Chapel honouring the county's war dead. See more ideas about Gloucester cathedral, Cathedral, Gloucester. In 681 King Ethelred gave Osric permission to found a monastery in Gloucester in honour of St. Peter.