Wells Cathedral, Somerset: detail of the scissor-arches
|Artist/Photographer||Cox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)|
|Library Reference||GB 209|
|Credit||Bernard Cox / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Arches ; Gothic: Pointed Arches and Windows ; Cathedrals|
NOTES: Construction on the original cathedral began in 1180 and was completed by the Lady Chapel in 1326. The nave was completed in 1220-1229. The scissor-arches (inverted strainer arches) were built c. 1338-1348 to support the tower when the foundations of the two western piers sank into the ground.
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