Chapel of the Vicars" Close, Wells.

by Hugh Parnell

Publisher: W.R. Pettigrew, pr. and pub.] in [Wells

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Wells, it is often claimed, is the smallest English cathedral city. It lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills, close to the centre of the historic county and diocese of Somerset (discounting the ‘arm’ that stretches west-wards into Exmoor), and is 28 km inland from the Bristol Channel (Fig. 1.).¹ Until the later nineteenth century, development in Wells did not extend far beyond the limits.   By standing at the "top" of the street, with your back to the chapel looking down to the archway and stairs up to Vicars' Hall, you get an idea of the mediaeval builders' mastery of perspective. This is a magnificent COMPLETE mediaeval street, which is still home to the Vicars' Choral of Wells Cathedral and parts of Wells Cathedral School.1K TripAdvisor reviews. Page 44 - promised and made profession to our order before God, the blessed Mary and all the saints before me and my other monks in our chapter house. Pope Boniface to Thomas Haselbere, professor of the order of Friars Preachers, " our chaplain," of the diocese of Wells. Vite ac morum honestas aliaque laudabilia probitatis et virtutum merita super quibus apud nos fidedigno ‎. To explore the best of Wells, I recommend you visit the following 5 places. Contents: 1. The majestic Wells Cathedral 2. The enchanting Vicars’ Close 3. The charming Bishop’s Palace 4. The quintessential town streets 5. The peaceful Palace Fields. 1. The majestic Wells Cathedral. Located in the heart of the city, the imposing Gothic.

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Wells Cathedral is an Anglican church in Wells, Somerset, is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Its construction started in and the Cathedral was dedicated in Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. Much of the structure is in Early English mouldings look almost like sculptures.   The smallest cathedral city in England, Wells is home to 10, people at the southern foot of the Mendip Hills. So called for natural springs in the cathedral grounds, Wells became a bishopric in the 10th century, and since the 13th century has shared a diocese with Bath. The walled ecclesiastical precinct, made up of the glorious cathedral, moated Bishop’s Palace and residences for clergy.   Don’t miss the opportunity to walk down Vicars’ Close. The cobblestoned road may be the oldest continuously occupied medieval street in Europe, and it is physically connected to Wells Cathedral. It was built more than years ago by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury as housing for the Vicars Choral to protect the vicars and keep them away from.

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WELLS ST VICARS' CLOSE /6/ (North side) 12/11/53 The Vicars' Chapel GV I Private chapel, now used as schoolroom. c for Bishop Bubwith or Bishop Stafford; bellcote probably c; some C13 carved detail incorporated on S front. Pugin, A W N, The History and Antiquity of the Vicars' Close, Wells, () Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources.

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WELLS. ST VICARS' CLOSE /6/ (North side) 12/11/53 The Vicars' Chapel. GV I. Private chapel, now used as schoolroom. c for Bishop Bubwith or Bishop Stafford; bellcote probably c; some C13 carved detail incorporated on S front.

Local stone rubble. Chapel of the Vicars Close Door to private chapel, Vicars Close, Wells. Apparently built aroung Views: K. published on 23 May Send to Google Classroom: The Vicars' Close in Wells, Somerset was built in the 14th century CE on the orders of Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury and was meant to provide communal accommodation for the Vicars Choral.

The history of Vicar’s Close in Wells Originally, the land was granted by a canon of Wells Cathedral called Walter de Hulle. He gifted the area to the church with the aim of housing chantry priests in a communal area.

The Vicarsʼ Close in Wells claims to be the oldest purely residential street in Europe with nearly all its original buildings still surviving intact. It is slightly unsettling, therefore, that at first glance it looks like any number of late Georgian or early Victorian terraced streets. The Vicars' Close, Wells 67 The Chain Gate, from the East 66 The Cathedral from St.

Andrew Street 82 The Cathedral from the South-East St. Cuthbert's Church — Interior The Choir from the Retro-Choir Stairs to the Chapter-House and Chain Gate Glastonbury Abbey from the East End St.

Joseph's Chapel, West End Reflecting the Close’s significance, all its buildings are Grade I listed. The current occupants still include all twelve men of the Vicars Choral, plus the organists and virgers.

Vicars Choral have remained at the heart of life at Wells Cathedral since the s and are now recognised as a world-class choir. The nave's coloured ceiling was repainted in at the instigation of the then Vicar's wife, Mrs Barnett.

[1] [8] During the restoration works in the s a 15th-century carved and panelled ceiling was found above the side chapel which had been covered with plaster during the 18th or 19th centuries.

Wells. book Wells Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, and Vicars' Close were highlights of our trip to southwestern England. We saw them all within a five to six hour period, including feeding ducks/swans, a stop for dinner, some shopping, and a stroll.

Hard to get a better afternoon as a tourist than that. Vicars’ Close, adjoining Wells Cathedral, is believed to be the most complete example of a medieval Close in the UK. It was built to provide communal accommodation for the Vicars Choral, who sang daily worship within the Cathedral.

This centuries-old tradition continues today and is a unique and much valued part of life at Wells Cathedral. In the late 18th century it became a brewery, but was extensively restored It is now a Grade II* Listed Building and is the Music School and Concert Hall of the Wells Cathedral School.

The college acquired the lease of the chapel in Vicars' Close in Vicars’ Close was built over years ago to house the Vicars Choral and it has since been continuously inhabited by their successors. Vicars’ Close is unique; physically connected to Wells Cathedral and the most complete example of a medieval Close in the UK.

It embodies an internationally renowned musical heritage. Restaurants near Vicar's Close: ( mi) The Fountain Inn Gastro Pub ( mi) Wells Cathedral ( mi) TWENTYONE cafe + kitchen ( mi) Rugantino Restaurant ( mi) Ensemble - Restaurant; View all restaurants near Vicar's Close on Tripadvisor $/51K TripAdvisor reviews.

Vicars' Close, Wells March Vicar's Close in Wells, Somerset, claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings all surviving intact in Europe."That rarest of survivals, a planned street of the midth century". The 'Vicars Choral' were responsible for chanting divine service eight times a day, so Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury moved them into the Liberty, providing this street of residences, the College or Close of the Vicars.

Vicars' Close (not Vicar's Close!) is lined by 27 residences, with a chapel and library at the far (north) end, and a hall over a Views: Media in category "The Vicar's Chapel, Wells" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total.

Door to private chapel, Vicars Close, Wells () (2).jpg 2, × 3,; 8 MB. Vicar’s Close, Wells: A step back into the Middle Ages Construction of Vicar’s Close began in the 14th-century under the jurisdiction of Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury. The land was acquired from Walter de Hulle, a canon of the cathedral who wished to dedicate land to the cathedral.

Book your tickets online for Vicar's Close, Wells: See 1, reviews, articles, and photos of Vicar's Close, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 16 attractions in Wells/51K TripAdvisor reviews.

As the Close is of great importance, all its buildings are Grade I listed. Today's residents still include all twelve men of the Vicars Choral, plus the organists and virgers. Vicars Choral have remained at the heart of life at Wells Cathedral since the s and are now recognised as a world-class choir.

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Wells appears in the Domesday Book as Welle, meaning a hole dug for water. It takes this name from the city’s three wells that were dedicated to Saint Andrew, and which still survive today: one in the market place, and two within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace and cathedral.

Vicars Close is thought to be the oldest residential. Wells Cathedral School owns a few of the properties on Vicars Close; No. 26, No. 16 (Shrewsbury House) and the Vicars Chapel and Library.

Vicars Chapel and Library. The chapel was built c at the north end of the close against the northern boundary wall of the Liberty.

The lower floor was a chapel, and a spiral stair lead up to the library. Woody Collins, a young musician and composer in Year 7, has been inspired to compose a song about Vicars’ Close and Wells Cathedral. Using the knowledge of his time at Wells as a chorister and his own choral skills, Woody has integrated chorister singing and computer-generated Cathedral bells into his work, as well as Stuart Beer’s Alleluia, to depict the effect of the Cathedral looming.

Vicars Close in Wells (Photo: Annie Spratt on Unsplash) If you are thinking of visiting Vicars’ Close, be sure to try out its other quirky claim to fame.

It is said that if you stand at one end of the street (nearest the Cathedral) the close looks very short; but stand at the other end of the street (near the Chapel) and the close looks much.

This charming property was originally built for the men of the Vicars' Choir ina tradition that is still upheld by many of the inhabitants of the street today. 14 Vicars Close is located on the oldest inhabited street in Europe and adjoins the Close Chapel with excellent views of.

Vicars' Close, in Wells, Somerset, England, is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe.

John Julius Norwich calls it "that rarest of survivals, a planned street of the midth century". It comprises numerous Grade I listed buildings. VICARS’ CLOSE IN WELLS. The beautiful city of Wells is only a couple of miles from The Cross.

While visitors to ‘England’s smallest city’ are rightly transfixed by the magnificent cathedral, many won’t be aware of the significance of a small side street called Vicars’ Close which is just a few yards away from the Cathedral Green. This handsome two-part set is the first fully illustrated study of one of the most substantial collections of medieval stained glass in England.

The glass from the east end of Wells Cathedral (rebuilt by a thriving clerical community between and ) includes the five brilliantlycoloured windows of the choir clerestory, with its seven-light Jesse east window, and glass from the famous.

This cache is located on Vicars' Close, in Wells, Somerset, England. This street is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe. The street, built in the 14th century, is comprised of 27 dwellings, a chapel with attached library and a staircase to a walkway over the chain gate.Vicars’ Close next to Wells Cathedral is a stunning medieval cobbled street.

It is said to be the oldest continually occupied street in Europe. It was built in s as an extension of the cathedral by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury. He built the Vicar’s Hall and Close to give the men of the quire secure accommodation away from the temptations.Vicars' Close in Wells.

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