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South Aisle Conservation Project

GargotleThe South Aisle is now fully restored to its former glory

The South Aisle of Gloucester Cathedral is the first sight of the building for many people.

Now that the scaffolding has been removed, the outstanding restoration work carried out by the Cathedral’s own stonemasons is visible for all to see. 

Costing over £1 million, it will remain a visible legacy demonstrating the extraordinary skills of our stonemasons and the continuation of hundreds of years of craftsmanship. 

Conserving the building will ensure that the Cathedral remains a special place for both the local community and visitors to the city and a place of worship and pilgrimage for future generations to enjoy.

Further Conservation Work

In 2013, the restoration of the gargoyles on the South Aisle was completed, with new gargoyles created by our stonemasons

Based on Psalm 148, ‘The Creation of the Universe’, the gargoyles represent the crawling beasts to mighty kings.