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Wells Cathedral

 

 

Wells Cathedral Web Site

 

Photos of the Misericords

 

 

The Old English Cathedrals

 

From the East - Late Autumn Morning

 

 

 

 

From the West - Summer Evening

 

 

 

 

The unique "scissor arches" at the east end of the nave are attractive in their own right, successfully obstruct another ugly organ casing view, and  at the same time allow a feel for the full length of the cathedral - top marks from Team Paradox architects.

 

 

 

 

Chapter House Stairs and Ceiling (had we concentrated further down we could also have seen the Green Man!).  Wells was a secular (i.e. non-monastic) foundation so there was no need for accessible monks' accommodation and no pressure to centre everything around the (south side) cloister (below below) .... the Chapter House is actually in a first floor position to the north of the nave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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