Wells Cathedral, Somerset: the Palace Gatehouse

RIBApix ref no RIBA38009
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountryUK: England
CityWells
Subject Date1341
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleMedieval
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/UK/130/4 (DKN/UK/392)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on the Bishop's Palace, home to the bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, was begun c. 1210 by Bishop Jocelin of Wells and was completed in 1230. The gatehouse, with a bridge over the moat, dates from 1341.

Subject tags

cathedrals, fortifications, palaces, gateways