West Front

This evening, I am posting summary information on Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England.

  • Built between 1175 and 1490 in the Gothic style.
  • Features included iconic West Front and ‘scissor arches’ supporting the central tower.
  • Home to one of the largest collections of stained glass in England, including the 14th century Jesse window.
  • Treasures include the famous Wells Clock (which is considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Great Britain), the fascinating octagonal Chapter House and one of only four chained libraries in the UK.

Detail-West Front

Nave

Lady Chapel

Scissor Arches

Tower.