Wells Cathedral Clock

by Lynda August. 05, 2011 3578 views

The Wells Cathedral clock is an astronomical clock in the north transept of Wells Cathedral, England. The clock is one of the group of famous 14th to 16th century astronomical clocks to be found in the West of England. The surviving mechanism, dated to between 1386 and 1392, was replaced in the 19th century, and was eventually moved to the Science Museum in London, where it continues to operate. The dial represents the geocentric view of the universe, with sun and moon revolving round a central fixed earth. It may be unique in showing a philosophical model of the pre-Copernican universe.

This shot is of the the other dial is mounted on the outside wall, driven from the same mechanism. This was first installed in the 14th or 15th centuries, but has been restored a number of times.

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Tilly10 4 years, 6 months ago

nice shot

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Andrea 6 years, 2 months ago

Awesome

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Tom 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow what a great old shot, fantastic clock well done

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Paul 6 years, 2 months ago

Great shot.....

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Jack Castelo Branco 6 years, 2 months ago

nice

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Sherij 6 years, 2 months ago

Great shot!

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Livelovelaugh 6 years, 2 months ago

This is a beauty. I think one of the things I love about English architecture are it's many clocks. Lovely. :)

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Moira 6 years, 2 months ago

very nice and thanks for the history behind this.

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Patricia Gonzales 6 years, 2 months ago

Great history and an amazing piece of art!

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Joe 6 years, 2 months ago

Very nice shot and thanks for sharing the history.

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Miclaud 6 years, 2 months ago

Impressive!!! Thanks for the explanations!

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Jet28 6 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating!

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Masoud مسعود 6 years, 2 months ago

good work !

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