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Wells Museum

Holed Stone


Visited 7.4.12

First time I had been to Wells – and what a very nice place it is.

After having a look at the outside of the very impressive cathedral (I refused to pay the £12 for myself and Karen to get in) and a look around the Bishop’s Palace next door we headed for the museum to have a look at the oath stone.

Easy enough to find; on the lawn right outside the museum which is next to the Bishop’s Palace.

Dafydd and myself walked over to the stone and shook hands through the hole.
The stone is about 5 foot high and has lots of yellow and white lichen on it.
The hole is about 6 inches square so no worries of getting your arm stuck!

Next to the ‘old stone’ is a new one – a memorial to the late First World War veteran Harry Patch (I didn’t know he came from Wells). If you don’t know of Harry Patch I suggest you look him up. I couldn’t see the memorial as it was covered up with a tarpaulin. I think the grand unveiling is next month – 6th May?

All in all well worth a visit.
Posted by CARL
10th April 2012ce

Comments (2)

Ah you don't have to pay to get in, Carl. They just want you to heavily think that at the door, but it's not obligatory (not like stonehenge I might add). You missed out there. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th April 2012ce
I know what you mean but there was a 'helper' stood right next to the door and I don't think she would have taken any prisoners! (chicken that I am!) Perhaps next time? Posted by CARL
11th April 2012ce
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