West Front (1239)
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Go Historic ID
319050
names
Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Andrew and Chapter House and Cloisters
Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Wells
coordinates
51.210217° N, 2.643585° W
styles/periods
categories
address
Cathedral Green
BA5 2UE
phone
01749 674483

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  • 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 →

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Bibliography of Wells Cathedral

  1. The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
  2. Official Website of Wells Cathedral. Web. Official website.

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
August 4, 2014