Wells (2), Somerset Location Map
  High Street, Wells, Somerset, England   Wells, Somerset.

High Street looking towards the Market Square with the cathedral in the background. Most of the roads in the city centre are one way and form a roughly circular system.

The main centre of Wells is really very small and can be covered fairly quickly even when walking.

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  Alms Houses, Wells, Somerset, England   Wells, Somerset

This is Bricke's Almshouses, part of a group of Alms Houses known as Bubwith's Almshouses, adjacent to St. Cuthbert's Church.


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  St. Cuthbert's Parish Church, Wells, Somerset, England   Wells, Somerset

For a local parish church St. Cuthbert's Church is very impressive. Built in the 13th century it is the largest parish church in Somerset and its tower is among the best in Somerset.

It was considerably restored in the 15th century and at one time had a central tower which was removed in the mid 16th century.


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  Penniless Porch, Wells, Somerset, England   Wells, Somerset.

In a corner of the market Square is Penniless Porch which was created by Bishop Bekynton as an act of mercy to give shelter to the beggars who clustered at the cathedral gate. There is a stone seat inside where they could plead for alms from those on their way to and from church.

It leads through to the Cathedral Green very near the West Front.


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