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The west front of Wells Cathedral

L. S. Colchester

The west front of Wells Cathedral

by L. S. Colchester

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Published by Friends of Wells Cathedral in [Wells] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Wells.
    • Subjects:
    • Wells Cathedral. West Front.,
    • Sculpture, Gothic -- England -- Wells.,
    • Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500.,
    • Sculpture, English -- England -- Wells.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[text by L. S. Colchester ; illustrations from photographs by Arthur Gardner].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNB471.W44 C64 1976
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[2], 13 p. (1 fold.), [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages13
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4610024M
      ISBN 100902321188
      LC Control Number77373679
      OCLC/WorldCa3163267

      Wells Cathedral, set in the medeval heart of the city, is the earliest English cathedral to be built entirely in the Gothic style. Its honey-coloured stone and rich and varied carvings have caused it to be described as a 'jewel' amongst cathedrals and 'inspiring' to all who visit. The west front alone is breathtaking. Iconography Of The West Front Of Wells Cathedral, With An Appendix On The Sculptures Of Other Medieval Churches In England; By Charles Robert Cockerell, R.A., Professor Of Architecture In The Royal Academy Of London, D.C.L., Honorary Member Of The Institute Of France, Of The Academy Of St. Luke Of Rome, Of Those Of Munick And Berne, And Of Other Societies.

      Wells Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Wells, Somerset, ritacrossley.com is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, who lives at the adjacent Bishop's Palace.. Built between and , Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. [1] Much of the structure is in the Early English style and is greatly enriched by the deeply sculptural nature. Media in category "Wells Cathedral west front" The following files are in this category, out of total.

      Wells Cathedral Artchitecture Early 13th and early 14th centuries: Click on photos to enlarge Notes in italics from North Somerset and Bristol by Nikolaus Pevsner () Yale University Press, New Haven and London. See the book for a much more extensive description. Media in category "Gothic sculptures of Wells Cathedral" The following 59 files are in this category, out of 59 total. "Fox and Goose" Capital, Wells Cathedral ().jpg 1, × 1,; MB.


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Wells Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle and seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, whose cathedra it holds as mother church of the Diocese of Bath and ritacrossley.com in – to replace an earlier church on the site sinceit is moderately sized for an English cathedral.

Its broad west front and large central tower are Location: Wells, Somerset. West Front. The present Cathedral was begun about on a new site to the north of an old minster church. Bishop Reginald de Bohun brought the idea of a revolutionary architectural style from France, and Wells was the first English cathedral to be built entirely in this new Gothic style.

Wells Cathedral West Front: Construction, Sculpture and Conservation [Jerry Sampson] on ritacrossley.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Archaeologist Sampson was the archivist and recorder for the conservation program for the 13th-century British cathedral.

He explains how the facade on the west front was constructedCited by: 2. The Nidaros Cathedral West Front (Nidarosdomens Vestfront), which includes multiple sculptures, was the final portion of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway that was ritacrossley.coms Cathedral is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral and Norway’s national sanctuary.

The West Front is the cathedral's main facade and one of the most beautiful and ornate portions of the church. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cockerell, C.R. (Charles Robert), Iconography of the west front of Wells cathedral. Oxford and London, J.H. Feb 09,  · We recommend booking Wells Cathedral tours ahead of time to secure your spot.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Wells Cathedral tours on Tripadvisor5/5(K). Mar 15,  · Wells cathedral & its magnificent west front.

To my mind, Wells Cathedral is one of the most beautiful sights in Somerset (and the competition for this accolade is fierce!). Situated just a couple of miles down the road from me, Wells Cathedral is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Britain.

Wells (/ w ɛ l z /) is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip ritacrossley.comgh the population recorded in the census was only 10, (increased to 12, by ) and with a built-up area of just square kilometres, Wells has had city status since medieval times, because of the presence of Wells ritacrossley.comct: Mendip.

Wells Cathedral is an Anglican church in Wells, Somerset, ritacrossley.com is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Its construction started in and the Cathedral was dedicated in Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”.

Much of the structure is in Early English ritacrossley.com mouldings look almost like sculptures. Get this from a library. Wells Cathedral west front: construction, sculpture, and conservation. [Jerry Sampson]. Wells Cathedral West Front forms the most important gallery of 13th-century carving in northern Europe outside France.

The earliest Gothic building in Britain, it has a seminal place in architectural history. The major conservation programme, carried outpioneered techniques of conservation for the preservation of the almost medieval sculptures of the west front.

Wells Cathedral, Wells, United Kingdom. 7, likes · talking about this · 75, were here. Wells Cathedral is located in Wells, Somerset. Built between andWells Cathedral has been /5(). The great west towers of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, the oldest surviving English Gothic church, can be seen for miles.

Dating from the 12th century, Wells Cathedral (as it's more commonly. Wells Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle and seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, whose throne or cathedra it holds as mother church of the ritacrossley.com between and to replace an earlier church on the site sinceit is moderately sized for an English cathedral.

Hotels near West Front, Wells on TripAdvisor: Find 15, traveler reviews, 4, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near West Front in Wells, England. Book Hotels. Wells › Attraction Wells Cathedral. The medieval sculpture (six tiers of statues) of its west front is without equal. The western facade was completed in the midth century.

The landmark central tower was erected in the 14th century, with the fan vaulting attached later.3/3(1). Iconography Of The West Front Of Wells Cathedral, With An Appendix On The Sculptures Of Other Medieval Churches In England [Charles Robert Cockerell] on ritacrossley.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. Built between and Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”.

Situated within an easy drive from Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, and set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city, Wells is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style and has an international reputation. May 28,  · With its broad west front and large central tower, it is the dominant feature of its small cathedral city and a landmark in the Somerset countryside.

Wells has been variously described as "unquestionably one of the most beautiful"[1] and as "the most poetic"[2] of English ritacrossley.com: Tamsyn Taylor.

The Royal Academy of Arts, located in the heart of London, is a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Wells Cathedral, Wells, United Kingdom. 7, likes · talking about this · 75, were here. Wells Cathedral is located in Wells, Somerset. Built between andWells Cathedral has been.Over the next week ( Jan), Voneus Limited will be taking up residence outside the West Front of the Cathedral!

They will be there to answer questions about the WiFi antennas they have installed, and for local residents and businesses to find out how they can benefit/5().Mar 01,  · Wells Cathedral West Front by Jerry Sampson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1).