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Architecture Tour

Friday 19th August

11:45 - 13:00


The building of the new church, which was to become the cathedral of the Bishop of Bath& Wells, was the first “great church” (it has those particular features) to be built, in this country, in the newly imported Gothic style. The period of construction of that church, 1175 – c. 1250 fits neatly into that first period of Gothic called Early English Gothic. Thus that “original” church was all of apiece of that style. Over the following three hundred years there was extension and revision, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles in turn, as architectural fashion dictated. The tour will review the history of the cathedral and the evolution of the building with particular attention to representative and fine features.

 

Please note: This tour will include a visit to the Chapter House which is accessible only via uneven medieval stairs. If you require a step-free tour, please email visits @ wellscathedral. org. uk

The maximum group size for this tour is 12, and the tour will last 1hour 15 minutes 

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