History & Heritage

Archaeological Reports

The following documents have been prepared by the Cathedral archaeologist, Kevin Blockley of Cambrian Archaeological Projects. They are in PDF format:

During 2015 we replaced the boilers in the boiler room that the Cathedral shared with Bristol Cathedral Choir School.  As part of this we have had to dig a trench between the Pates boiler room and the Deanery boiler room.  This required a watching brief, as it is a site of interest.  The report can be downloaded.

Pates Heat Main Trench 2015

During 2014 we completed repairs to the floors in the Chapter House and the Eastern Lady Chapel where there had been slippage.  The floors were opened up and archaeological investigations commenced.  The reports below set out the results from the investigations.  

Chapter House floor report.

Eastern Lady Chapel floor report.  

The following documents are too large to host on our servers, and are held on Google Drive:

Archaeological standing fabric recording: South Transept and Chapter House, 2010

Cloister archaeological evaluation & watching brief, 2010

In 1992 an archaeological survey was taken on the west end of the Cathedral, the former site of Minster House, to inform plans for future building work.