The Chantry Chapel of St Mary
Dating from the mid 14th century, the Chapel sits on its medieval foundations on a bridge on the River Calder. It is one of only four surviving Chantry Chapels in England today.
The Chapel is open to visitors on selected dates during the year.
See my Rotherham page for another one.
find the old Grammar School
QEGS, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, is distinct from most other schools in that it was founded by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I in 1591 at the request of leading citizens in Wakefield, some of whom formed the first governing body. In 1854 QEGS moved to its present site in Northgate, Wakefield. The original building is one of the oldest in Yorkshire and is found near the outside market. It is now used as an exhibition gallery.
- Historical Travel
look at some famous sculptures
Dame Barbara Hepworth, the artist, is one of Wakefield's famous daughters. Near the Town Hall, you can find some of her sculptures in the open air.
- Arts and Culture