HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE VICARS’ CLOSE AT WELLS.
modernised, retaining only the mouldering remains of the elegant chimney shafts
represented in Plate IV. Surely, a uniform retention of the original design
eould be insisted upon by the bishop as visitor, and, also, an enforcement of the
statutes and ordinances by the principals, who seem sadly to have neglected
their duty, in thus allowing “ so faire a place ” to hasten to decay.