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-The Rib (PiPs ) HFF!

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The Rib at Wells is a former canonical detached early 15th Century dwelling and is a grade II listed building beacause of its architectural and also it's historical importance as a surviving purpose built canonical house for Wells Cathedral. Originally one of three houses known as the Bishop's Ribs it is the only one to survive and was built using local sandstone. It incorporates a porch built for Canon Walter Osborne between 1464 -1484, that bears the initials W and O.

It was the childhood home of the acclaimed Edwardian novelist Elizabeth Goudge whose father was a vice principal of the theological college but is now in private ownership.

Elizabeth referred to the Rib as the house with the cathedral in the back garden.

PiP 1 Vicars Close (opposite The Rib)
Pip 2 Entrance to Vicars Close
PiP 3 Part of the 'Cathedral in the back garden'
PiP 4 Wells Cathedral

HFF and a good weekend to everyone.

I have added Lorde and 'Ribs' as a link for Sight and Sound


Edna Edenkoben, natur' ELLE, Nouchetdu38, Jakvo and 70 other people have particularly liked this photo

71 comments - The latest ones
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Stunning architecture, Carol. I love the orange, yellow and brown colour scheme of the building. All the best, Joe
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
Thank you very much Joe. Really appreciated. Wells is a beautiful city, Have a good week
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful old building; very well composed Carol.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Many thanks Jaap. There are some wonderful old buildings in Wells. Enjoy the rest of your week
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Remarquable et fascinante capture bien embellie par cette douce lumière... Bonne soirée.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Many thanks Malik. Really appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your week
2 months ago.
 Ch H
Ch H club
Perfect place for a thriller.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Ch H club
Many thanks. Not a setting for a thriller but the novelist Elizabeth Goudge lived there as a child.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
2 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Excellent colours and composition.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to John FitzGerald club
Thank you very much John. Really appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your week.
2 months ago.
Jean club
A beautiful old building. It looks a strange mix of domestic and ecclesiastical but very harmonious nonetheless.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Jean club
Thank you very much Jean. You are right. This is the last of three houses known as the Bishop:'s Ribs.
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF Carol
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Many thanks Fred. Enjoy the rest of your week
2 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Beau cadrage sur cette jolie demeure éclairée d'une douce lumière ! Le charme de la vielle pierre est présent dans votre vue, Carol, ce qui est merveilleux !
Les vues en PIPs sont tout aussi belles et bien capturées !
Je vous souhaite de passer un excellent week-end ! HFF !
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Kawasirius club
Thank you very much Henri. Really appreciated. I love Wells. There are so many beautiful old buildings there and so much history, Enjoy the rest of your week,
2 months ago.
 Mick Herbert
Mick Herbert club
Nice shot Carol !
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Mick Herbert club
Thanks very much Mick. Really appreciated
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
What a beautiful building Carol. It looks strangely familiar to me. Could it be Wells?
Wherever it is, you have taken a beautiful picture. HFF and wish you a good and safe weekend.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Spot on Rosa - it is in Wells. Sorry, I have added the information now. I hadn't intended to make it public wjen I uploaded it. Many thanks. Have a lovely evening
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Ecobird club
I just followed the link you gave to Peter...wow, what a gorgeous house, inside and out! I would need a couple of maximum Premium Bond wins to afford it ;-))
2 months ago.
FotoArt club
Ich finde, dass diese Aufnahme eine wunderbare Farbharmonie hat.
HFF - ein ruhiges und angenehmes Wochenende.
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to FotoArt club
Thank you very much. Really appreciated.
2 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A wonderful house I wonder what the interior is like ? the design was influenced by church design
HFF Carol I hope you have a pleasant weekend
2 months ago.
Ecobird club has replied to Peter Castell club
Thank you very much Peter. I found this feature from some time ago which may interest you. It stated 14th century but I understand this was because the hall featured materials from the 14th Century but the main building was early 15th Century.


HFF and have a good weekend
2 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A very nice well composed picture there.. Carol.. and good info' too....// Keep well ''HFF'' and good wishes too - from Dj,
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent set of interesting images and I particularly like the composition to the main capture. Wells is such a fascinating little city.
Wish you HFF and a good weekend.
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Beautiful city and a great addition to the group

Thank you posting your image in the group
2 months ago.
Annemarie club
2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic old building and an interesting history too. Fine sets of photos here to see. HFF, have a nice weeekend, Carol !
2 months ago.
Berny club
great building!
HFF and a wonderful weekend, Carol!
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely set of images of these impressive old buildings, plus interesting information, Carol. HFF, stay safe and best wishes for the weekend.
2 months ago.
Philippe club
HFF et bonne fin de semaine.
2 months ago.
Xata club
Excelente apresentação, Carol, HFF
2 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Wonderful series, Carol! I love the light and colors in your main image and particularly like the tree that seems to "melt" into the sandstone wall. Lovely work on all the other pics too!

HFF and I wish you a really nice weekend!
2 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Stunning series Carol, PiP 1 was that originally homes for the choir?

HFF and have a good and safe weekend,
2 months ago.
Chris10 club
Nice HFF-day for you and your picture Carol!

Greetz, Christien.
2 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
Lovely patina on the front of the building. Great PiPs.
HFF & have a great weekend.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful series. I mean, the old brick buildings have a special charm!
HFF and have a nice weekend, Carol. Stay healthy.
2 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice building, Carol ! Nicely presented ! HFF and a good weekend for you !
2 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
wonderful HFF and a great and healthy weekend
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Ah I have seen these houses for real too. Some years back now. A great series here Carol. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
2 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
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Fantastic pictures of really fascinating historical buildings!
HFF, and have a great weekend, Carol!
2 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Carol

A very nice set of pictures here which I like a lot.

I could have sworn that Rosa had been there too.... I remember something similar in her gallery!

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
2 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
HFF. Très bon weekend. Nicole.
2 months ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
HFF Carol; a nice series of Wells images, I have very much enjoyed a few visits to Wells in the past, a good reminder!
2 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Remarkable historic architecture! HFF, Carol!
2 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
Dear Carol, I started to read this and thought, oh, Wells, I wonder if that could have possibly been the home of ... and then you answered my thought.
I must be one of the few remaining fans of Elizabeth Goudge. I literally have just about every book she ever wrote. I read one of her children's books when I was a child myself, and much later found out from her autobiography that it was one of her favorite books.
Thank you so much for sharing these images, wonderful to see such great pictures of the place she grew up and wrote about.
2 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent shots! Stay well!

Admired in:
2 months ago.
Chrissy club
was für ein schönes Haus!
2 months ago.
grobi358 club
HFF Ecobird, impressive PiP`s ! My favorite is number 2!
2 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
very interesting - mostly I like the first PiP !
2 months ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Nice little series Carol, I like Wells but haven't been there for many years. HFF & Hanwe
2 months ago.
gezginruh club
A wonderful house here!! Also great PiPs and information!
HFF and have a nice weekend,Carol! Stay safe and healthy!

Best wishes
2 months ago.
volker_hmbg club
Very intersting history and buildings!
2 months ago.
trester88 club
Ich mag diese alten charaktervollen Häuser. Eine sehr schöne Serie, Carol!
Einen verspäteten HFF und ein wunderschönes Wochenende!
2 months ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Very beautiful building, Carol !
and excellent photograph ******
2 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
This is absolutely stunning. We have been to Wells, but haven't seen this little gem.
A very belated HFF, Carol.
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work... Have a great new week, and stay well.
2 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Conjunto de bellísimas tomas. Encuadres muy cuidados.
2 months ago.
jeybee68 club
Wonderful houses. HFF!
2 months ago.
Christa1004 club
Beautiful framing on this old building, lit with soft light! The charm of old stones... Also thanks for the PIPs with the other views. Belated HFF and a nice weekend for you, Carol.
2 months ago.
Biobauer club
Ich bewundere bis heute diese speziellen Schornsteine in England. HFF
2 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
What a fascinating place and a gorgeous series of images, Carol. The golden color on the front is really interesting.

I'm enjoying the song right now. I hope you have a nice week ahead. :)
2 months ago.
Philippe club
Un festival ***********
8 weeks ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
This building presents over its porch some curious tournament type schields.
8 weeks ago.
Angelofruhr club
How nice typical old english architecture!!
Hff and a sunny weekend!
8 weeks ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
A wonderful series of beautifully composed and detailed architectural images Carol. The warm tones of the honey coloured stone in the main images is quite special. Thanks for the interesting historic notes.
7 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very intersting and well taken, gorgeous series !
7 weeks ago.

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