Scissor Arches, Wells Cathedral

The famous Scissor Arches of Wells Cathedral.

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Wells Cathedral was consecrated in 1239 and is dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle. The interior features a distinctive “scissor” arches which provide the cathedral with a unique characteristic. The arches were added in the mid-fourteenth century in order to stabilise the building after cracks formed.

This shot was taken early in the morning, just after the cathedral opened for visitors. I was very fortunate on my visit: the low morning sunlight shone brightly through the windows and painted the interior in a warm golden light. It was a joy to capture.

Further reading

Wells Cathedral

Official site of Wells Cathedral.

Wikipedia - Wells Cathedral

Wikipedia encyclopaedia page for Wells Cathedral.
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