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March 6, 2012

Wells-Next-the-Sea Norfolk

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 5:01 pm

Wells-Next-the-Sea Norfolk – A seaside town, port and resort on the north coast of Norfolk in East Anglia, United Kingdom, Wells-Next-the-Sea, or simply Wells as the locals call it, has a population of about two and a half thousand inhabitants, and is located to the east of Hunstanton (some fifteen miles distant) and to the north of Fakenham. Wells no doubt gets its name from the large number of springs to be found around the town. Wells-Next-the-Sea is well known for its lifeboat, though disaster struck in 1880 when 11 of the crew were lost in a great storm.

Wells-Next-the-Sea Norfolk Map.

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October 31, 2011

Wells Somerset

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:48 pm

Wells Somerset – A small cathedral city in the county of Somerset in south-western England, Wells is actually the tiniest cathedral city in the country. With a resident population of just over 10,000 it is little more than a large village. Getting its name from 3 wells located in the city which are all dedicated to St Andrew and tracing its history back to Roman times, Wells became established as a true settlement during Saxon times when a minster church was founded by King Ine of Wessex. Wells grew in prosperity mostly due to the cloth trade and the arrival of the railway increased its accessibility. Wells Cathedral dates from the 12th century. Wells is situated between Shepton Mallet and Cheddar in the county of Somerset.

See a map of Wells here:

And a map of Somerset here:

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