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Comment about the Market Place, Wells, Somerset

As i understand originaly coming from Chelmsford in Essex,we have a cathedral, but was never given status as a city, it was always known as the county town of Essex. So is wells in beautiful Somerset officially a city or town.If its status is a city then the offical smallest city in England is no longer the city of Westminster,Can anybody please clarify status of a city, i was always lead to believe it was down to english royalty to give status as a city.thankyou anyone who can help.But Wells is a truly remarkable place and chedder gorge is definatly worth a visit. Great for base jumping,if you got the nerve!!

anth hammond, leeds Wed 12th Jan 2011

Wells is officially a city and city status is given by royal charter. Wells is, I believe, regarded as the smallest city in England.

Barry, BeenThere-DoneThat Thu 10th Mar 2011

Apparently, the smallest city in England is the City of London. With a population of 7,185, with Wells being 10,406.

Mike, York Wed 8th Jun 2011

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