ST5545 : Penniless Porch, Wells

taken 8 years ago, near to Wells, Somerset, Great Britain

Penniless Porch, Wells
Penniless Porch, Wells
This gatehouse provides access from Market Place to Wells Cathedral, it is named Penniless Porch and was built around 1450, by Bishop Thomas Beckington. It is so named because of the beggars who used to gather here.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
Category
Buildings > Gatehouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 550 458 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.5885N 2:38.6660W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 550 458
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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