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RCL17r04 The influence of sun-paths in understanding the separation of the eleventh-century cloister and east end at Rochester Cathedral priory

Incorporating a knowledge of sun-paths into Bishop Gundulf’s motivations in designing the unique layout of Rochester Cathedral and its priory may help explain the non-traditional siting of the cloisters as detached from the contemporary east end of the building.

RCL17r14 A photographic survey of reused decorative stone fragments at Rochester Cathedral

A photographic survey of 151 stone fragments with surviving architectural decoration which have been reused in the fabric of Rochester Cathedral.

RCL17r15 A photographic survey of stained glass windows at Rochester Cathedral

A photographic survey of 70 Victorian stained glass windows at Rochester Cathedral.

General bibliography (by date)

Cottingham, L. N. (1826) Repairs of Rochester Cathedral; Copied from the personal note-book kept by Robert Stevens D. D., Dean of Rochester 1820-1970. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/1826-01

Winkles, B. and Moule, T. (1836) Winkle’s architectural and picturesque illustrations of the cathedral churches of England and Wales. London: E. Wilson; Charles Tilt. Available at:

https://archive.org/details/winklessarchite01winkgoog

Rye, W. B. (1887) The Ancient Episcopal Palace at Rochester, and Bishop Fisher. Archaeologia Cantiana, 017.11. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.017%20-%201887/017-11.pdf

Palmer, G. H. (1897) The cathedral church of Rochester; A description of its fabric and a brief history of the episcopal see. London: George Bell & Sons. Available at:

http://www.ajhw.co.uk/books/book350/book350l/book350l.html

Hope, W. H. S. (1898) The architectural history of the cathedral church and monastery of St. Andrew at Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana, 023.15. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-15.pdf

Pearman, A. J. (1918) Residences of the Bishops of Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana, 033.07. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.033%20-%201918/033-07.pdf

Fairweather, F. H. (1929) Gundulf’s Cathedral and Priory Church of St. Andrew, Rochester; Some Critical Remarks Upon the Hitherto Accepted Plan. Archaeological Journal, Vol. 86, Iss. 1. Available at:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00665983.1929.10853538

Underhill, F. (1938) The story of Rochester Cathedral. Gloucester: British Publishing Co. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/1938-01

Wheatley, S. W. (1936) The cloister ruins of St. Andrew’s Priory. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1936. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Forsyth, W. A. (1937) The Work of Bishop Ernulph at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1937. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Forsyth, W. A. (1939) Restoration of the Norman Cloister. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1939. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Torr, V. J. (1963) Rochester Cathedral in 1634. Archaeologia Cantiana, 078.03. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.078%20-%201963/078-03.pdf

S., R. W. (1965) [Cleaning of] The Nave. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1965. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Radford, C. A. R. (1969) A new fragment of pre-Conquest wall. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1969. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Whyman, J. (1975) How the victorians looked after Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1975. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1983) The Significance of the West Front of Rochester Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana, 099.12. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.099%20-%201983/099-12.pdf

S., H. E. C. (1984) Some glimpses into Rochester Cathedral in the 19th century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1984. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Arnold, F. (1985) Rochester Cathedral 1066-1137; A Saxo-Norman Synthesis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1985. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1985) Some Observations on the Building Sequence of the Nave of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, 102.12. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.102%20-%201985/102-12.pdf

Flight, C. and Harrison, A. C. (1986) The Southern Defences of Medieval Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana, 103.01. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.103%20-%201986/103-01.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1986) The west front of Rochester Cathedral; The interior design. Archaeologia Cantiana, 103.02. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.103%20-%201986/103-02.pdf

Fawcett, J. (c.1987) Cathedral Floor Damage Survey: Surveys of the Historic Floors of Cathedrals and Greater Churches in England and Scotland. Available at:

http://openarchive.icomos.org/1255/1/CATHEDRAL_FLOOR_DAMAGE_SURVEY.pdf

Tatten-Brown, T. (1988) The east range of the cloisters. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1988. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Geddes, J. (1990) Some doors in Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Swanton, M. J. (1990) The decoration of Ernulf’s nave. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1991) The cathedral west front; form, function, and fashion. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1991) Gundulf’s tower. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Canterbury Arch. Trust (1992) The Anglo-Saxon cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

TBA (1992) The Cottingham years at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Bliss, S. (1993) A question of identity; The column figures on the west portal of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, 112.08. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/112-1993/112-08.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1993) Rochester Cathedral; The west range of the cloisters. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1992-1993. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1993) Rochester Cathedral; The North Choir Aisle and the Space Between it and ‘Gundulf’s’ Tower. Archaeologia Cantiana, 112.07. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/112-1993/112-07.pdf

Holbrook, D. (1994) Rochester Cathedral 1540-1983; A record of maintenance, repair, alteration, restoration, decoration, furnishing and survey of the fabric. Available at: https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/1994-01

Tatten-Brown, T. (1994) The Chapter House and Dormitory Facade at Rochester Cathedral Priory. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1993-1994. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1995) Some 19th century alterations to the presbytery and quire. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1994-1995. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1995) St Nicholas’ church, Rochester – Architectural & Historical Information. Rochester Diocese: Historical and archaeological survey. Maidstone: Kent Archaeology Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/01/03/ROCN.htm

Worsam, B. C. (1995) A Guide to the Building Stones of Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1994-1995. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1997) The central tower and spire. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1996-1997. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1997) L. N. Cottingham’s Central Tower for Rochester; A Question of Style and Interpretation. Archaeological Journal Vol. 154 , Iss. 1. Available at:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00665983.1997.11078790

Tatten-Brown, T. (1997) The Eastern Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1996-1997. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Physick, J. (1999) Look where you walk! Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1998-1999. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (2000) The Bells and Bell Towers of Rochester Cathedral in the Early Thirteenth Century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1999-2000. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Physick, J. (2000) A unique survey of cathedral maintenance. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1999-2000. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tim Tatton-Brown (2000) Rochester Cathedral, 604–1540, An Architectural History by J. Philip McAleer. University of Toronto Press.

Worssam, B. C. (2000) The Building Stones of Rochester Cathedral Crypt. Archaeologia Cantiana, 120.01. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/120-2000/120-01.pdf

Miles, D. and Tatton-Brown, T. (2002) The Gundulf door. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2002. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (2003) The West Portal and its Sculptures. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2003. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2005) A sorry tale; The cathedral in the second half of the eighteenth century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2005. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Ayers, T. and Tatton-Brown, T. W. T. (eds.) (2006) Medieval art, architecture and archaeology at Rochester. Leeds: Maney Publishing.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2006) The cathedral in 1800. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Keevill, G. (2009) Report of archaeological survey and watching brief in association with conservation work on the south transept and Lady Chapel. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2009-01/

Bacchus, D. (2010) The Medieval Origins of Phelip’s Lodge, Rochester, and its Later Development. Archaeologia Cantiana, 130.09. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/130-2010/Arch%20Cant%20130-09.pdf

GSB Prospection (2011) GPR Survey of Rochester Cathedral Crypt & South Quire Aisle. GSB Prospection archive report 2011/64. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2011-02

Dummett, G. (2012) Doorways, Gateways, Openings.

Arnold, A. and Howard, R. (2013) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Chapter Library roof, Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent. Nottingham: Nottingham Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Nottingham: Nottingham Tree-ring Dating Laboratory. Available at:

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/greylit/details.cfm?id=33987

Clarke, P. A. (2014) The History and Architectural Development of the Old Bishop’s Palace, Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana, Vol. 134. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/134-2014/134-01.pdf

Jones, H. A. (2015) Interim archaeological report on the library roof. Unpublished archive report.

General bibliography (by author)

Arnold, A. and Howard, R. (2013) Tree-ring analysis of timbers from the Chapter Library roof, Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent. Nottingham: Nottingham Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Available at: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/greylit/details.cfm?id=33987

Arnold, F. (1985) Rochester Cathedral 1066-1137; A Saxo-Norman Synthesis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1985. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Bacchus, D. (2010) The Medieval Origins of Phelip’s Lodge, Rochester, and its Later Development. Archaeologia Cantiana 130.09. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/130-2010/Arch%20Cant%20130-09.pdf

Bliss, S. (1993) A question of identity; The column figures on the west portal of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana 112.08. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/112-1993/112-08.pdf

Brown, S. (ed.) (2006) Medieval art, architecture and archaeology at Rochester.

Canterbury Arch. Trust (1992) The Anglo-Saxon cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Clarke, P. A. (2014) The History and Architectural Development of the Old Bishop’s Palace, Rochester.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1995) Some 19th century alterations to the presbytery and quire. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1994-1995. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (1997) The central tower and spire. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1996-1997. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2005) A sorry tale; The cathedral in the second half of the eighteenth century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2005. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Cleggett, D. A. H. (2006) The cathedral in 1800. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2006. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Dummett, G. (2012) Doorways, Gateways, Openings.

Fairweather, F. H. (TBA) Gundulf’s Cathedral and Priory Church of St. Andrew, Rochester; Some Critical Remarks Upon the Hitherto Accepted Plan.

Fawcett, J. (c.1987) Cathedral Floor Damage Survey.

Flight, C. (2000) The Bells and Bell Towers of Rochester Cathedral in the Early Thirteenth Century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1999-2000. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (2003) The West Portal and its Sculptures. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2003. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. and Harrison, A. C. (1986) The Southern Defences of Medieval Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana 103.01. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.103%20-%201986/103-01.pdf

Forsyth, W. A. (1937) The Work of Bishop Ernulph at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1937. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Forsyth, W. A. (1939) Restoration of the Norman Cloister. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1939. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Geddes, J. (1990) Some doors in Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

GSB Prospection (2011) GPR Survey of Rochester Cathedral Crypt & South Quire Aisle. GSB Prospection archive report 2011/64. Available at: https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2011-02

Holbrook, D. (1994) Rochester Cathedral 1540-1983; A record of maintenance, repair, alteration, restoration, decoration, furnishing and survey of the fabric. Available at: https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/1994-01

Hope, W. H. S. (1898) The architectural history of the cathedral church and monastery of St. Andrew at Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana 023.15. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-15.pdf

Jones, H. A. (2015) Interim archaeological report on the library roof. Unpublished archive report.

Keevill, G. (2009) Report of archaeological survey and watching brief in association with conservation work on the south transept and Lady Chapel. Available at: https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2009-01/

McAleer, J. P. (1983) The Significance of the West Front of Rochester Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana 099.12. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.099%20-%201983/099-12.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1985) Some Observations on the Building Sequence of the Nave of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana 102.12. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.102%20-%201985/102-12.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1986) The west front of Rochester Cathedral; The interior design. Archaeologia Cantiana 103.02. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.103%20-%201986/103-02.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1991) The cathedral west front; form, function, and fashion. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1993) Rochester Cathedral; The west range of the cloisters. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1992-1993. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

McAleer, J. P. (1993) Rochester Cathedral; The North Choir Aisle and the Space Between it and ‘Gundulf’s’ Tower. Archaeologia Cantiana 112.07. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/112-1993/112-07.pdf

McAleer, J. P. (1997) L. N. Cottingham’s Central Tower for Rochester; A Question of Style and Interpretation.

Miles, D. and Tatton-Brown, T. (2002) The Gundulf door. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 2002. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Palmer, G. H. (1897) The cathedral church of Rochester; A description of its fabric and a brief history of the episcopal see.

Pearman, A. J. (1918) Residences of the Bishops of Rochester. Archaeologia Cantiana 033.07.

Physick, J. (1999) Look where you walk! Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1998-1999. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Physick, J. (2000) A unique survey of cathedral maintenance. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1999-2000. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Radford, C. A. R. (1969) A new fragment of pre-Conquest wall. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1969. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Rye, W. B. (1887) The Ancient Episcopal Palace at Rochester, and Bishop Fisher. Archaeologia Cantiana 017.11.

S., H. E. C. (1984) Some glimpses into Rochester Cathedral in the 19th century. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1984. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

S., R. W. (1965) [Cleaning of] The Nave. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1965. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Swanton, M. J. (1990) The decoration of Ernulf’s nave. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1989-1990. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1988) The east range of the cloisters. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1988. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1991) Gundulf’s tower. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1990-1991. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1994) The Chapter House and Dormitory Facade at Rochester Cathedral Priory. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1993-1994. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1995) St Nicholas’ church, Rochester – Architectural Historical Information.

Tatten-Brown, T. (1997) The Eastern Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1996-1997. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

TBA (1992) The Cottingham years at Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Tim Tatton-Brown (2000) Rochester Cathedral, 604–1540, An Architectural History by J. Philip McAleer.

Torr, V. J. (1963) Rochester Cathedral in 1634. Archaeologia Cantiana 078.03. Available at:

Underhill, F. (c.1932) The story of Rochester Cathedral.

Underhill, F. (c.1935) Restoration of Norman cloister.

Wheatley, S. W. (1936) The cloister ruins of St. Andrew’s Priory. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1936. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Whyman, J. (1975) How the victorians looked after Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1975. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Winkles, B. and Moule, T. (1836) Winkle’s architectural and picturesque illustrations.

Worsam, B. C. (1995) A Guide to the Building Stones of Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1994-1995. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Worssam, B. C. (2000) The Building Stones of Rochester Cathedral Crypt. Archaeologia Cantiana 120.01.

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