Wells Cathedral, Somerset: the west door

RIBApix ref no RIBA58793
Artist/PhotographerBedford, Francis (1816-1894)
CountryUK: England
CityWells
Subject Date1250
Image Date1890
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference7070
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on the original cathedral, a masterpiece of Early English style, began in 1180 and was largely completed by the time of its dedication in 1239. The west front was completed in 1209-1250, the chapter house in 1306 and the Lady Chapel in 1326. William Wynford was appointed master mason in 1365 when he built the south-west tower of the west front. He also designed the north-west tower which was added in the 1400s.

Subject tags

arches, entrances, cathedrals, decorative stonework