Wells Cathedral, Somerset: the nave and chancel
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CAT/855 (ES12576)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Cathedrals ; Arches ; Vaulting ; Arcades|
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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