13 Sights in Wakefield, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Wakefield, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Wakefield, United Kingdom.List of cities in United Kingdom Sightseeing Tours in Wakefield
1. St John's Church Calder Grove
The Church of St John the Divine, designed by William Swinden Barber, was built as a mission church in 1892–1893 in the parish of St James, Chapelthorpe, Crigglestone, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. It is Grade II listed. It was funded by local benefactor Mary Mackie in memory of her husband. It is of Gothic Revival and Arts and Crafts design. The exterior is small, plain and simple and the interior is low church; nevertheless the interior contains a fine scissor-truss roof which retains its original 1892 stencil paintings. The church is still in commission as a shared benefice with the parish church of St James, Chapelthorpe.
2. Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin
The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin is a chantry chapel in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, and is designated a Grade I Listed building by English Heritage. It is located south of the city centre on the medieval bridge over the River Calder. It is the only survivor of four chantries in Wakefield and the oldest and most ornate of the surviving bridge chapels in England. Others are at St Ives (Cambridgeshire), Rotherham, Derby and Bradford-on-Avon. The chapel has had three west fronts, the original medieval façade having been removed to Kettlethorpe Hall in 1832. The medieval bridge is a scheduled ancient monument.
Wikipedia: Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield (EN)
3. Church of St Peter and St Leonard
St Peter and St Leonard's Church, Horbury is in Horbury, West Yorkshire, England. It is an active Church of England parish church and part of the Wakefield deanery in the archdeaconry of Pontefract, diocese of Wakefield and commonly known as St Peter's. It is on the site of a Norman church built in about 1100, and probably an Anglo-Saxon church before that. The present church, by local architect John Carr, was completed in 1794. It is a prominent local landmark and has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.
Wikipedia: St Peter and St Leonard's Church, Horbury (EN), Website
4. Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, is a co-equal Anglican cathedral with Bradford and Ripon Cathedrals, in the Diocese of Leeds and a seat of the Bishop of Leeds. Originally the parish church, it has Anglo Saxon origins and, after enlargement and rebuilding, has the tallest spire in Yorkshire. Its 247-foot (75 m) spire is the tallest structure in the City of Wakefield. The cathedral was designated a Grade I listed building on 14 July 1953.
5. All Saints
The Church of All Saints in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England is an active Church of England parish church in the archdeaconry of Leeds and the Diocese of Leeds. The church consists of two structures, an outer church constructed in the 14th and 15th century and ruined in the English Civil War and a smaller inner church completed in the late 1960s. The church has been Grade II* listed since 29 July 1950. The church is one of two Anglican churches in the town centre; the other being St Giles'.
Wikipedia: All Saints' Church, Pontefract (EN), Website, Heritage Website
6. The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield is an art museum in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, which opened on 21 May 2011. The gallery is situated on the south side of the River Calder and takes its name from artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth who was born and educated in the city. It is the successor of the municipal art collection, founded in 1923 as Wakefield Art Gallery, which spans the Old Masters to the twentieth century.
7. St. Giles
The Church of St. Giles' in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England is an active Anglican parish church in the archdeaconry of Leeds and the Diocese of Leeds. The church is Grade II* listed. St Giles is one of two Anglican churches in the town centre; the other being All Saints' which united into one benefice in June 2019. The current priest is Canon June Lawson.
8. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an art gallery, with both open-air and indoor exhibition spaces, in West Bretton, Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. It shows work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The sculpture park occupies the 500-acre (200-hectare) parkland of Bretton Hall.
9. Pontefract Market Hall
Pontefract Market Hall is a market hall in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. It was completed in 1860. Pontefract market takes place both in the hall and on the Market Place on which the hall is situated. It was designated a Grade II listed building in 1950.
Wikipedia: Pontefract Market Hall (EN), Website, Heritage Website
10. St Austin's RC Church
St Austin's Church is a Roman Catholic Church building in Wakefield, England. It is situated where Northgate Road meets Marsh Way close to the city centre. It was founded in 1827 by the Society of Jesus and is a Grade II listed building.
11. Pontefract Castle
Pontefract Castle is a castle ruin in the town of Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, England. King Richard II is thought to have died there. It was the site of a series of famous sieges during the 17th-century English Civil War.
Wikipedia: Pontefract Castle (EN), Website, Heritage Website
12. National Coal Mining Museum
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is based at the site of Caphouse Colliery in Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1988 as the Yorkshire Mining Museum and was granted national status in 1995.
Wikipedia: National Coal Mining Museum for England (EN), Website
13. Diggerland Yorkshire
Diggerland is the name of theme parks inspired by diggers and JCBs. There are four theme parks in England, and five in the United States. Diggerland is part of the H. E Services Group and Allsafety Limited.
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