Photographer's Note

Wells Cathedral is a must see !

Described as 'the most poetic of the English Cathedrals' and 'probably the finest national example of early English architecture' it certainly lives up to its reputation.

This feature, known as 'scissor arches' or as 'owl-eyed strainer arches' is repeated on each of the four sides of the crossing. They were fitted 30 years after the tower was completed, to reinforce the structure as movement was becoming evident. Though clear to see where the additions were made, the joints are seamless, a true testament to the skill of the masons.

Note on English Cathedrals :

The medieval cathedrals of England, dating from between approximately 1040 and 1540, are a group of twenty-six buildings. Cathedrals serve as central church for an administrative region,or diocese, and houses the throne of a bishop ('cathedra' from the Greek).


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