Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter.
Hailes Abbey is two miles northeast of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. The abbey was founded in 1245 or 1246 by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, called "King of the Romans" and the younger brother of King Henry III of England. He was granted the manor of Hailes by Henry, and settled it with Cistercian monks from Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire. The great Cistercian abbey was entirely built in a single campaign and was consecrated in a royal ceremony that included the King and Queen and 15 bishops.
Sudeley Castle is a castle located near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. It dates from the 10th century, but the inhabited portion is chiefly Elizabethan. The castle has a notable garden, which is designed and maintained to a very high standard. The chapel, St. Mary's Sudeley, is the burial place of Queen Catherine Parr (c. 1512–1548), the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, and contains her marble tomb.
Berkeley Castle (historically sometimes spelt Berkley Castle) is a castle in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK. It was constructed from 1154 A.D. , on the orders of Henry II, with the aim of defending the Bristol - Gloucester Road, the Severn estuary and the Welsh border. It continues to belong to the Berkeley family, descendants of Robert Fitzharding, who completed the keep around 1189.
Thornbury Castle is a castle in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England. It was begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. It is now a grade I listed building. The site was occupied by a manor house in 930.
Badminton House is a large country house in Gloucestershire, England, and has been the principal seat of the Dukes of Beaufort since the late 17th century, when the family moved from Raglan Castle, which had been ruined in the English Civil War. The architect William Kent renovated and extended the house in the Palladian style in the early 18th century, but many earlier elements remain.
Toddington Manor is a 19th century country house in the English county of Gloucestershire, near the village of Toddington. It is in the gothic style and was designed by Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st Baron Sudeley for himself and built between 1819 and 1840. It is a Grade I listed building. In 2004, planning permission to convert it into a hotel was denied after the scheme had attracted considerable local opposition.
The Severn Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the River Severn between South Gloucestershire, just north of Bristol, England, and Monmouthshire in South Wales, via Beachley, a peninsula between the River Severn and River Wye estuary. It is the original Severn road crossing between England and Wales and took five years to construct at a cost of £8 million. It replaced the Aust ferry.
Rodmarton Manor is a large country house, in Rodmarton, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, built for the Biddulph family. It is a Grade I listed building. It was constructed in 1909-1929 in an Arts and Crafts style, to a design by Ernest Barnsley. After Barnsley's death in 1925, it was completed by Sidney Barnsley, his brother, and then by Norman Jewson, Ernest's son in law. All the construction materials were obtained locally, and were hand worked by local craftsmen.
Westonbirt House is a country house in Gloucestershire, England. It belonged to the Holford family from 1665 until 1926. The first house on the site was an Elizabethan manor house. The Holfords replaced it first with a Georgian house, and then Robert Stayner Holford, who inherited Westonbirt in 1839, replaced that house between 1863 and 1870 with the present mansion which was designed by Lewis Vulliamy. He also remodelled the gardens, diverted the main road and relocated the villagers.
Horton Court is a stone-built manor house situated in Horton, near Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, England. The building has been a National Trust property since 1949. All that remains of the rectory is the hall and an exceptionally fine detached ambulatory. The ambulatory or loggia was built for William Knight after his return from Italy in 1527. The rest of the house is inhabited by a tenant, and is not open to the public.
Woodchester Mansion is an unfinished, Gothic revival mansion house located in Woodchester Park near Nympsfield in Woodchester, Gloucestershire, England. It was formerly known as Spring Park. The Mansion was abandoned by its builders in the middle of construction, leaving behind a building that appears complete from the outside, but with floors, plaster and whole rooms missing inside. It has remained in this state since the mid-1870s.
Owlpen Manor is a Tudor Grade I listed manor house of the Mander family, situated in the village of Owlpen in the Stroud district in Gloucestershire, England. There is an associated estate set in a picturesque valley within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The manor house is about one mile east of Uley, and three miles east of Dursley.
Blackfriars in the town of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England is a surviving friary of the Dominican Order. The friary went into private hands after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. It has been in continuous use as a residence, industrial and as a school. Today, the property is under the care of English Heritage, and access is only available by occasional guided tour.
Odda's Chapel is a surviving Saxon church, built by Earl Odda for the benefit of the soul of his brother Aelfric, who died on 22 December 1053. It was consecrated by Bishop Ealdred: an inscription dates the dedication to 12 April 1056. It was being used as a farmhouse, when in 1865 its historic significance was realised. It is located at Deerhurst, Gloucestershire and maintained by English Heritage.
St Briavels Castle is a moated Norman castle at St Briavels in the English county of Gloucestershire. St Briavels Castle seems to have been built before 1128, probably by William Fitz Baderon, the lord of nearby Monmouth. On William's death King Henry I seized the castle and garrisoned it for the crown. In 1141 his daughter, the Empress Matilda gave the castle with the Forest of Dean to Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford.
Beverston Castle, also known as Beverstone Castle, was originally constructed as a medieval stone fortress and is situated in the village of Beverston, Gloucestershire, England. The castle was founded in AD 1229 by Maurice de Gaunt. Much of the castle is presently in the state of ruin as of 2006, but a portion of the structure is occupied, and an expansive handsome garden is part of the estate.
Chavenage House is an Elizabethan era manor house situated 1.5 miles northwest of Tetbury, in the Cotswolds area of Gloucestershire, England. It is constructed of Cotswold stone, with a Cotswold stone tiled roof. Particularly famous features of the house are Cromwell's Room, with history of the English Civil War, the Great Hall, featuring stained glass windows, the Ballroom, and the Oak Room, which features elaborate oak panels dating from 1590.
Sezincote is a British estate, located in Gloucestershire, England. It was designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell in 1805, and is a notable example of Neo-Mughal architecture, a 19th-century reinterpretation of 16th and 17th-century Mughal architecture from the Mughal Empire. Sezincote is dominated by its red sandstone colour, typical in Mughal architecture, but features a copper-covered minaret instead of the typical white marble.
The Pittville Pump Room was the last and largest of the spa buildings to be built in Cheltenham. The well from which the Pump Room's waters originate was first exploited by Henry Skillicorne around 1740, about 25 years after the waters were first discovered in 1716. After the visit to Cheltenham in 1788 of King George III, the town became increasingly fashionable.
Whittington Court is an Elizabethan manor house, five miles east of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England. Adjacent to the house is the Whittington parish church which dates from the 12th century and is now dedicated to St Bartholomew. The origins of the site are unclear, but probably date back to Anglo-Saxons times, however in 1948 the remains of a Roman villa were found in an adjacent field.
Stanway House is an example of a Jacobean manor house, located near Stanway, Gloucestershire. The manor was owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss. The then Lord Neidpath, now the 13th Earl of Wemyss, pursued, over a number of years, a restoration program. The principal rooms are in a long south-facing range forming an L-shape with the hall, unlike the usual Tudor house plan of a central hall.