Fujifilm FinePix F470 Zoom Photo #7 Bishop's Palace, Wells

Located in Wells, Somerset, it is near Wells Cathedral. It has been home to the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years. Parts of the building are still being used as a residence for the current Bishop, however much of it is used for public functions. Building began in 1210, but mainly dates from 1230. It was restored, divided and the upper storey was added between 1846 and 1854. The north wing was added in the 15th century (now the Bishop's residence) with further modifications in the 18th century and 1810. The chapel was built between 1275 and 1292. The gatehouse and bridge dates from 1341. The Bishop's Great Hall is in ruins after a Bishop in the 1550s sold the lead from the roof. Wells was used as a location in the movie Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I went to Wells around two years after the film came out (so at the cinema Wells meant nothing to me). On rewatching it on TV, I recognised Wells locations.

Technical Details

1/125 s
5 mm
64 ISO