Find Building

The Church of St Cuthbert

 

Images

  • The Church of St Cuthbert, Wells

Other Information

  • The oldest parts of the existing building date from the 13th century but have clearly been restyled so that it stands in Perpendicular Gothic rather than Early English. Some of the interior structure still dates from the Early English period including most notably the arcade pillars.
  • Decor such as the reredos was built over on the east side of the church and only revealed again in 1848 as was another reredos in the Lady Chapel indicating just how thorough the restyling was.
  • The Church of St Cuthbert did at one point have a central tower but that no longer exists for reasons unknown. The West tower current tower was constructed in its place and today is the third tallest church tower in Somerset. It is also the largest example of the "Long Panel" classification of Somerset Tower.
  • The Church of St Cuthbert was extensively featured in the film Hot Fuzz as the parish church of Sandwell with one character even being gruesomely killed by falling masonry during a church fete.

Companies

If your company has been involved with the Design/Build, Supply or Maintenance of this building please submit your details.

Reference Data

Reference No.
6152
First Uploaded
16-08-2009
Last Editorial Date
24-08-2010
 

Building Location

Address
St Cuthbert Street, Wells. BA5
Council
Bath and North East Somerset Council
County
Somerset
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

View in Google Maps

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1250
Completion date
1580
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
43.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


Metres > Feet