Wells Cathedral

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  • Category: religious-christianity
  • Section: Religious - Christianity
The present structure was begun under the direction of Bishop Reginald de Bohun, who died in 1191. Wells Cathedral dates primarily from the late 12th and early 13th centuries; the nave and transept are masterpieces of the Early English style of architecture. It was largely complete at the time of its dedication in 1239. In the 14th century the central piers of the crossing were found to be sinking under the weight of the crossing tower, so the famous "scissor arches" (inverted strainer arches that are such a striking feature) were inserted to brace and stabilize the piers as a unit.

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