Vicars' Close
City of Wells

Vicars' Close, in WellsSomerset, England, is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe


Copyright: Jakub Hruska
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9866x4933
Taken: 04/07/2013
Uploaded: 09/07/2013
Updated: 03/10/2014


Tags: medieval; lane; street; gothic; cathedral; england
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More About City of Wells

Wells is the second smallest cathedral city in England (after the City of London) and was founded in 1205. It is located at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  It was named after the fact that there are three wells in the city closely associated with the cathedral.