Infirmary Arches at Gloucester Cathedral by Mark Harrison

Infirmary Arches at Gloucester Cathedral

The arches belonged to an infirmary, originally built in the 13th-century when the cathedral was the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter. In the background, through the arches, is the ornate garth wall of the infirmary cloister. Both are listed grade I.

The building rising above the wall in the centre is part of King's School. The grade II* property was built in 1861 and includes some minor remains of a previous structure built c.1316 as abbots' lodgings which, in 1541, became the Bishop's Palace.

Barely visible, the length of wall below the King's School, from the half-obscured school entrance to end of the street, is the original abbey precinct wall, listed grade I. The nearer section was heightened and windows added c.1535, as part of a long gallery attached to the abbots' lodging. The farther section is the original 12th-century wall.

The terrace buildings that line the north side of Pitt Street, including the the two white properties, were originally built in the late 18th century, and are listed grade II.

Five-exposure HDR taken 11/08/2020