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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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