Wells Cathedral, Somerset: the chapter house
|Artist/Photographer||Ingle, Richard (1927-2010)|
|Library Reference||Ingle 96-17A|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Richard Ingle / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Arches ; Cathedrals ; Columns ; Fan vaulting|
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. The Chapter House steps were built from 1286 and the upper flight in 1459-1460.
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