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Wells, Somerset

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CITY OF WELLS • MENDIP HILLS • SOMERSET LEVELS

A Photographer from Wedmore

This collection of photographs is from a photographer (prefers to remain anonymous) who lives in Wedmore, not far from Wells. I am eternally grateful to him for being the first to provide so many wonderful images of Wells when the original website was built in 2009. He has spent many years photographing the cathedral and Bishop's Palace and a good collection of them are on this website.

  • Remains of the Great Hall
  • West Front of Wells Cathedral
  • The remains of the Great Hall with the chapel in the centre
  • Looking through the windows of what was once the Great Hall in the Palace.
  • Looking through the Great Hall window with the cathedral in the background.
  • Tracery found in the Bishop's Chapel
  • Tracery found in the Bishop's Chapel
  • Tracery found in the Bishop's Chapel
  • After standing side by side in an awkward silence for 800 years, they simultaneously pluck up the courage to ask 'who are you?'
These are two fine examples of medieval statues from the West Front.
  • Four Faces roof boss found in the Bishop's Chapel
  • Green Man roof boss found in the Bishop's Chapel
  • Four Biting Dragons roof boss found in the Bishop's Chapel. We (Black Dog of Wells) were commissioned by the Bishop's Palace to create a terracotta wall plaque based on this roof boss. It can be purchased from the Palace shop or from the Animal Kingdom page of our website.
  • Ceiling of the Nave
  • The Scissor Arches which help support the central tower. Image kindly supplied by the Chapter of Wells Cathedral.
  • Aerial view of Vicars' Close from the tower of Wells Cathedral.
  • Man with a thorn in his foot.
  • Font
  • The Quire with the magnificent organ.
  • Tapestry wall hanging found in the Quire
  • Tapestry wall hanging found in the Quire
  • The Lady Chapel
  • Stained glass detail of the Virgin's face
  • Jack Blandiver strikes bells with his hands and feet. Image kindly supplied by the Chapter of Wells Cathedral.
  • Jesus on the cross
  • The Chapter House with it's beautiful mediaeval fan arches.
  • The fabulous fan ceiling of the Chapter House
  • Chapter House Heads
  • The dramatic facade of Wells Cathedral greets you at the end of the West Mendip Way.
  • St Andrew's well within the Bishop's Palace
  • The Cathedral from Tor Woods on the eastern side of Wells.
  • View of the cathedral from the Palace gardens with the waterfall.

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