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Wells Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, who lives at the adjacent Bishop's Palace.

Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. Much of the structure is in the Early English style and is greatly enriched by the deeply sculptural nature of the mouldings and the vitality of the carved capitals in a foliate style known as “stiff leaf”. The eastern end has retained much original glass, which is rare in England. The exterior has a splendid Early English façade and a large central tower.

The first church was established on the site in 705. Construction of the present building began in the 10th century and was largely complete at the time of its dedication in 1239. It has undergone several expansions and renovations since then and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.Wells Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, who lives at the adjacent Bishop's Palace.

Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. Much of the structure is in the Early English style and is greatly enriched by the deeply sculptural nature of the mouldings and the vitality of the carved capitals in a foliate style known as “stiff leaf”. The eastern end has retained much original glass, which is rare in England. The exterior has a splendid Early English façade and a large central tower.

The first church was established on the site in 705. Construction of the present building began in the 10th century and was largely complete at the time of its dedication in 1239. It has undergone several expansions and renovations since then and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.

(Wikipedia)
Frontage, Wells Cathedral (5902)
Frontage, Wells Cathedral (5902)
Trees and moat, Wells Cathedral
Trees and moat, Wells Cathedral
Golden arches, Wells Cathedral
Golden arches, Wells Cathedral
Nave ceiling, Wells Cathedral
Nave ceiling, Wells Cathedral
Ceiling detail, Wells Cathedral (4760)
Ceiling detail, Wells Cathedral (4760)
Golden light, Wells Cathedral
Golden light, Wells Cathedral
Organ pipes and scissor arch, Wells Cathedral
Organ pipes and scissor arch, Wells Cathedral
Close up of scissor arch, Wells Cathedral (6221)
Close up of scissor arch, Wells Cathedral (6221)
Arch and organ pipes, Wells Cathedral
Arch and organ pipes, Wells Cathedral
More arches, Wells Cathedral
More arches, Wells Cathedral
Organ angels, Wells Cathedral
Organ angels, Wells Cathedral
Main window, Wells Cathedral
Main window, Wells Cathedral
A sense of height, Wells Cathedral
A sense of height, Wells Cathedral
Two towers, Wells Cathedral
Two towers, Wells Cathedral
Two towers again, Wells Cathedral
Two towers again, Wells Cathedral
Right in the middle, Wells Cathedral
Right in the middle, Wells Cathedral
Cathedral front, Wells Cathedral (2420)
Cathedral front, Wells Cathedral (2420)
The difference the sun makes! Wells Cathedral
The difference the sun makes! Wells Cathedral
Roof and sky, Chapter House, Wells Cathedral
Roof and sky, Chapter House, Wells Cathedral
Lamp, roof and sky, Wells Cathedral
Lamp, roof and sky, Wells Cathedral
Rear view of Wells Cathedral
Rear view of Wells Cathedral
Side view of Wells Cathedral
Side view of Wells Cathedral
Reflection, Wells Cathedral
Reflection, Wells Cathedral
Reflected glory! Wells Cathedral
Reflected glory! Wells Cathedral
Through the trees, Wells Cathedral
Through the trees, Wells Cathedral
Cloisters, Wells Cathedral
Cloisters, Wells Cathedral
Sunlight through the cloister windows, Wells Cathedral
Sunlight through the cloister windows, Wells Cathedral
Tower from the inner graveyard, Wells Cathedral
Tower from the inner graveyard, Wells Cathedral
Close in on the front, Wells Cathedral
Close in on the front, Wells Cathedral
Front face again, Wells Cathedral
Front face again, Wells Cathedral
More of the front face, Wells Cathedral
More of the front face, Wells Cathedral
Yet more of the cathedral front, Wells Cathedral
Yet more of the cathedral front, Wells Cathedral
Another angle on the front face , Wells Cathedral
Another angle on the front face , Wells Cathedral
The front door, Wells Cathedral
The front door, Wells Cathedral
Cathedral and green, Wells Cathedral
Cathedral and green, Wells Cathedral
Golden light, Wells Cathedral
Golden light, Wells Cathedral
Angled front, Wells Cathedral
Angled front, Wells Cathedral
Blue sky over Wells Cathedral (2897)
Blue sky over Wells Cathedral (2897)
Cathedral tower, Wells Cathedral
Cathedral tower, Wells Cathedral
Tower again, Wells Cathedral (7617)
Tower again, Wells Cathedral (7617)
Gate and parkland, Wells Cathedral
Gate and parkland, Wells Cathedral
Nave and scissor-arch, Wells Cathedral (2548)
Nave and scissor-arch, Wells Cathedral (2548)
Brass quintet rehearsing, Wells Cathedral
Brass quintet rehearsing, Wells Cathedral
Vaulted ceiling and pipes, Wells Cathedral (2946)
Vaulted ceiling and pipes, Wells Cathedral (2946)