The Undercrofts of Westgate Street, Gloucester: Historic Buildings Assessment

Author(s): Rebecca Lane, Abigail Lloyd

This report examines the evidence for medieval undercrofts surviving on Westgate Street, Gloucester. For the purposes of this study undercrofts are defined as the stonevaulted spaces beneath a building or principal room. In Westgate Street there are three early and well-preserved undercrofts, which potentially date to the late 12th century. These have been investigated in detail and the findings presented here. Further examples of other cellar structures of later date situated on Westgate Street have also been examined. The report concludes with an assessment of the street in the context of the rest of Gloucester and of some of the other English towns that have been previously noted for their undercrofts.

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Research Department Reports
Medieval Standing Building Historic Building


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