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Little Cloister

A Grade I Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8681 / 51°52'5"N

Longitude: -2.2464 / 2°14'47"W

OS Eastings: 383129

OS Northings: 218860

OS Grid: SO831188

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.WBP

Mapcode Global: VH94C.09RS

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ93+6C

Entry Name: Little Cloister

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472136

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/8/55 Little Cloister
(Formerly Listed as:
Remains of Abbey Wall, Abbot's
Palace; Little Cloisters & Monastic
Remains on n)


Remains of the Infirmary Cloister (Little Cloister) of the
former Benedictine Abbey of St Peter; item includes the west
alley of the cloister below the east side of Litte Cloister
House (qv). Early C15, except for the garth walls the east and
west alleys demolished c1650, the remains restored in C20.
Ashlar, lean-to possibly lead covered roof above the south
PLAN: an approximately square garth, originally on each side
an alley of five bays between the corner bays; the south alley
abutting part of the north wall of the former monastic
refectory, above the west alley the east side of the
timber-framed upper floors of Little Cloister House (qv), on
the north and east the surviving garth walls.
EXTERIOR: each bay of the garth walls on the north, east and
south sides are defined by offset buttresses and on the west
side by strip buttresses, a substantial ashlar buttress in the
south-east corner; in each bay a full-width window panel of
three-lights with the mullions intersecting with a moulded
cornice over the panel, in the head of each panel tracery
comprising an arch cut by the mullions and with trefoiled
heads to each light and with a quatrefoil in the head of the
arch, above the arch a pair of foiled lights in each spandrel;
in the south bay of the west alley a segmental-arched doorway
incorporated into the tracery of the panel.
INTERIOR: in the garth walls the window panels framed by
single shafts rising to a continuous rollmoulding with moulded
cornice above, in the south alley exposed roof framing.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Welander D: The History, Art and Architecture of Gloucester
Cathedral: Stroud, Gloucestershire: 1991-; BOE: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean: London:
1976-: 222).

Listing NGR: SO8312918860

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