|County||Kent (13 castles)||Categories|
|Remains||Excellent remains||Access||Only open at certain times|
|Location||51.38877,0.503685||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
Dimensions of main church
|Length of nave||126||0|
|Height of nave||55||0|
|Width of nave||65||0|
|Length of choir||147||0|
The abbey church at Gloucester built by Abbot Serlo was dedicated by Samson the Bishop of Worcester, Gundulph the Bishop of Rochester and Harvey Bishop of Bangor.
Gundulf's thirty year career of magnificent castle and cathedral design and construction came to an end with his death. His plans for the reconstruction of Rochester Cathedral were left incomplete. It was not until 1115 that construction work was to resume under the direction of Ernulf.
Construction of Rochester Cathedral's nave commenced in 1115 and was finished in around 1130.
On the same day that Henry I attended the consecration of Rochester Cathedral, a fire took hold in the city and damaged the newly finished building.
Work on the West front of Rochester Cathedral began in 1150.
In 1177 or 1179 another fire took hold in the city of Rochester damaging the Cathedral.
Building work on eastern area of the Cathedral at Rochester began in around 1200 and continued until 1227.
Work on the north transept of Rochester Cathedral took place between 1240 and 1255.
Rebuilding work on the South Transept and nave of Rochester Cathedral commenced in 1280.
Under the direction of Bishop Hamo de Hythe the construction of a new central tower was begun