Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield

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This hidden architectural gem has its origins in a pre-Conquest church, but the story of the present building starts circa 1150 when parts of the surviving nave north arcade were first built. This was followed in approximately 1220 by the southern arcade, which is made up of alternating round and octagonal columns. Following the probable collapse of a central tower around 1320, both arcades were heightened, giving their present form, and new multi-shaft columns added. The church was re-consecrated by Archbishop William de Melton in 1329.
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  • lovely building well maintained with many architectural highlights.stepped access to maindoor but level access elsewhere (not signed)  more »
  • At the heart of Wakefield City centre, the cathedral is nice place to drop in to relax in the restful atmospheres and admire the architecture. Often on Tuesday there are free lunch time concert to enj...  more »
  • Great atmosphere Christmas Eve for the christingle service. Very moving especially when the lights went out. Great acoustics.  more »
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  • Nice place even for people who are not religious like myself very nice inside and out plenty of seating etc. Love going markets here too.
  • Former parish church, elevated to cathedral status towards the end of the nineteenth century. Has a small gift shop and a cafe in the adjacent Treacy Hall. Has services every day of the week. I have been to lunchtime communion in the chapel behind the altar. Very quiet and intimate.
  • Beautiful, understated cathedral. Amazing ceiling, engaging and interesting information.
  • Brilliant service offered by Bishop Tony attended by a very large Multi-faith congregation in honour of the Manchester Attack victims
  • There are truly some moments that you envisage heaven. Listening to the amazing choir, looking around at the beauty of Wakefield Cathedral was an experienced i wont forget.

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