Wells Cathedral, Somerset: the west front

RIBApix ref no RIBA9120
Architect/DesignerWynford, William (fl. 1360-1405)
Artist/PhotographerCox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)
CountryUK: England
CityWells
Subject Date1400
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceGB 206
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Bernard Cox / 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

belfries, bell towers, cathedrals