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Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Wakefield holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Wakefield Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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The Cathedral is located right in the centre of Wakefield. It is a lovely historic building and larger than we expected. Visitors are welcome and there is information on the history when you go inside... read more »
Recently refurbished , looks brilliant ! Friendly and helpful staff , lots of activities to do throughout the year .
Small bite-size mini cathedral which ticks all the cathedral boxes and has the advantage of being positioned right in the middle of the shopping area. This has all the things expected of a cathedral, ... read more »
Beautiful building just a shame about the local kids that surround it and use it as a hangout
I wos up at the top of tower when prince harry wos born 15 sep 1984
Since the renovations a joy to behold,well worth a visit. In the city centre too.
5 march 20013 (( very good ))
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