Cathedral Close

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Cathedral Close information

Location
Wells , England
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Wells Cathedral forms the centrepiece of a cluster of ecclesiastical buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. Facing the west front, on the left are the 15th-century Old Deanery and the Wells Museum .

Further north, Vicars' Close is a stunning 14th-century cobbled street, with a chapel at the end; members of the cathedral choir still live here. It is thought to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe.

Penniless Porch, a corner gate leading on to Market Place, is so-called because beggars asked for alms here.