Saint Andrew's Well

In 705 King Ine if Wessex hear these Wells to Aldhem, his bishop, so that he could build a minster. The Saxon minster lay just south of the present Cathedral. A stream from this well flowed close beside the minster. Water might have been taken from the stream for use in some church ceremonies.

The wells’ unceasing flow through the city would have seemed very significant in the middle ages.

“The Book of Revelation (cc 21-22) describes the vision of the city of God:

Then the angel showed me the river of life, rising from the throne of God and flowing crystal clear. Down the middle of the city street, on either side of the river, were the trees of life, the leaves of which are for the healing of the nations.”

Wells, with its ceaseless waters, could be seen as an earthly reflection of this perfect city. *

Saint Andrew's Well

*From a sign board next to the well

4 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2017

4 Responses to “Saint Andrew’s Well”

  1. Beautiful photos and such an interesting post :)

  2. Well, you found the well in Wells!