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Wells () is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Although the population recorded in the 2011 census was only 10,536, and with a built-up area of just 3.245 square kilometres, Wells has had city status since medieval times, because of the presence of Wells Cathedral. Often described as England's smallest city, it is second only to the City of London in area and population, though not part of a larger urban agglomeration. Wells is named from three wells dedicated to Saint Andrew, one in the market place and two within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace and cathedral. A small Roman settlement surrounded them, which grew in importance and size under the Anglo-Saxons when King Ine of Wessex founded a minster church there in 704.

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The Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace and accompanying Bishops House at Wells in the English county of Somerset, is adjacent to Wells Cathedral and has been the home of the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. Building of the palace started around 1210 by Bishops Jocelin of Wells and Reginald Fitz Jocelin. The chapel and great hall were added by Bishop Robert Burnell between 1275 and 1292. The walls, gatehouse and moat were added in the 14th century by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury. The Bishops House was added in the 15th century by Bishop Thomas Beckington. The great hall later fell into disrepair and was partially demolished around 1830.
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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE, UK
The elaborate facade is truly magnificent. The clock with the jousting knights is simply charming.
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Stable Cottage Rental Property

42 Saint Thomas Street, BA5 2UZ, Wells

Carden Cottage Rental Property

52 Saint Thomas Street, BA5 2UZ, Wells

Mews Cottage Rental Property

3 Lorne Place, BA5 2XF, Wells

Chapter House Rental Property

3 St Thomas Mews, BA5 2TL, Wells

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White Hart Hotel