Dating from 1239, Wells Cathedral features an extra-wide west front covered in medieval sculptures and unique scissor arches supporting the tower inside.

Facts & Stats on Wells Cathedral

Go Historic ID
319050
Names
Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Andrew and Chapter House and Cloisters
Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Wells
Dates
1180-1338
Tags
Grade I listed building#1382901; since 1953

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Cathedral Green
Wells, England
BA5 2UE
National Grid Reference
ST 55148 45885
Contact
01749 674483

Essays on Wells Cathedral

Listed Building Description of Wells Cathedral

WELLS

ST5445 CATHEDRAL GREEN 662-1/7/32 (East side) 12/11/53 Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Chapter House and Cloisters

GV I

Cathedral Bishopric established in 909. Saxon cathedral built, nothing now visible (excavations 1978/79). See transferred to Bath in 1090. Church extended and altered in 1140, in Norman style, under Bishop Robert Lewes; part of this lies under south transept of the present church. Present church begun, at east end, in 1176 and continued to consecration in 1239, but with substantial interruption from 1190-1206... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Wells Cathedral

  1. Official Website of Wells Cathedral Official website.
  2. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Wells Cathedral - Wells, England