St. Andrew's Cathedral (2), Wells, Somerset, England
 
The Scissor Arches, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

Here you can see the tower crossing roof through one of the scissor arches. There is one of these scissor structures on each of three sides of the crossing.

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The Wells Clock, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

The Wells Clock, shown here, is thought to have been built no later than 1390 and has been in almost continuous use since. The Wells clock is unique because it still has its original medieval face, depicting a pre-copernican universe with the earth at its centre.

An outside clock, opposite Vicars' Close, is connected to the inside mechanism and was placed there just over seventy years after the original was put in place.

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The Chapter House Steps, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

The Chapter House was where all cathedral business was decided. It was also a courtroom where cases were tried and each member of the clergy had their own seat around the edge of the Chapter House.

This view is from the bottom of the Chapter House steps and the wear from hundreds of years of tramping feet is rather obvious. You can see where the steps curve round to the right to go into the Chapter House proper.

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The North Aisle, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

This is the North Aisle, from near the Chapter House entrance, looking towards the East End. Through the nearest arch you can see the south side of the cathedral on the other side of the Quire.

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