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Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Such a beautiful building right in the middle of the shopping precinct. Even more stunning inside. Absolutely amazed st the interior and set in the middle of s city too. It's great. Really friendly pe...  more »
  • Went to see the local 3 choirs They were fantastic Enjoyed it very much was warm for my elderly sister Acoustics good and the tv monitors meant we missed nothing No nearby parking though  more »
  • a hidden gem that brought tears to my eyes, the embroidery on old hankies. and while I sat and waited we heard the choir practising and then one popped out to sing scales with the piano...wanted more  more »

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The area surrounding All Saints Wakefield Cathedral is scenic and central, while a modern hotel outside the center offers deals on nightly rates. Consider a self-catered rental apartment in the residential areas circling the city center.
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