Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

Date 1332-57

Movement Perpendicular Gothic

Located at Gloucester, England

 

Later English structures (like the one here at Gloucester) adopt the French emphasis on verticality. For example, note the long responds of the nave that run the entire elevation and even continue to the vault, where they intermingle amongst themselves, creating a beautiful web. However, English traditions are still certainly present—note the square apse, the steep upward curve of the vault, and tracery panels that mimic those of Salisbury’s exterior.