The Old Deanery, Wells facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Old Deanery
The Gatehouse of The Old Deanery
|Location||Wells, Somerset, England|
|Designated||12 November 1952|
The 12th-century building, on Cathedral Green was largely rebuilt in the late 15th century by Dean Gunthorpe. It was further remodelled and the south range refenestrated by Dean Bathurst in the late 17th century. The two storey south front of the building looking out over the green to the cathedral has six bays which contain 17th century sash windows.
It is no longer the home of the Dean and served as offices for the Diocese of Bath and Wells and provided a resource centre for Christian Education for the diocese. Extensive rebuilding work since 2000 has included the insertion of an oak staircase and addition of a first floor above the education department. The diocesan offices were moved out of the Old Deanery and as of 2020 the building is for sale amid some controversy.
William Turner when he was dean between 1551 and 1568, established a herb garden. The garden was recreated between 2003 and 2010.
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