Wells Cathedral Wells, England 1180-1338
Dating from 1239, Wells Cathedral features an extra-wide west front covered in medieval sculptures and unique scissor arches supporting the tower inside.
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- Wells CathedralCathedral Church of St Andrew and Chapter House and CloistersCathedral Church of St. Andrew in Wells
- 51.210217° N, 2.643585° W
- Cathedral GreenBA5 2UE
- 01749 674483
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on June 4, 2012.
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. Bishopric becomes Bath and Wells in 1218. continue reading →
Wells and GlastonburyPosted May 1, 2006 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
Saturday we went for another driving day trip. This time we headed to Somerset, south of Bath to Wells and Glastonbury. The drive there was quite pleasant until we encountered terrible traffic in Bath. After crawling into town at about 5 mph and then taking 15 minutes to go around a single roundabout, we had to stop…