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    Brunswick House

    by spidermiss Updated May 31, 2012

    The buildings in Brunswick Court were built in 1824. The historic buildings housed the original Devonshire Arms, a posting horse stables and a standing room for carriages with granaries during the coaching era. Today the building houses offices.

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    Georgian Bath House

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 16, 2012

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    The Georgian Bath House used for 'cold water therapy' was built over 200 years ago and was part of the property owned by 6th Duke of Devonshire who then owned most properties in the town. The Bath House was similar to a Turkish Bath where there was a warming room attached to the small spring fed cold water plunge pool. The Bath House was subsequently sold and is now a listed building. The Wetherby Civic Society now takes responsibility for the property.

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    River Wharfe

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 16, 2012

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    The River Wharfe means 'twisting, winding' in Celtic. The 97 km river runs through the counties of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and most of the river's length serves as the county boundaries. The River Wharfe runs through Wetherby.

    The famous Wetherby Bridge crosses the river. Wetherby Bridge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and listed structure (Grade II) and was/is a main crossing point into the town in the past and today.

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    Wetherby Town Hall

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 16, 2012

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    Wetherby Town Hall was built in 1845 and was a replacement of a previous town hall which served as a courthouse, prison and chapel (there was no church in the town at the time). The Town Hall continued to serve as a court until the 1960s. There used to the bells in the front chimneys which served as a fire alarm to the local fire brigade. Today the Town Hall's function is for the use of various town's social and civic events throughout the year.

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    The Shambles & Market Place

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 16, 2012

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    The Shambles were built in 1811 by the Duke of Devonshire. The Shambles housed the town's butcher shops that were opened on the town's market day. The Shambles converted to a covered market in 1811 where farmers could buy and trade their produce. Today the Shambles host independent shops.

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    Weir Garth

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 9, 2012

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    This area originally had a water mill in the 13th Century where corn was grounded. Then it became a saw mill in the 20th Century but only to be destroyed by fire. Opposite is the Salmon Steps which were built in 1871.

    Earlier Medieval Bridges have been built and were destroyed by flooding. The former bridge was used as part of the A1/Great North Road until the town's first by-pass in 1959.

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    St Joseph's Church

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 9, 2012

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    The Catholic Church has been founded since 1872. The originally church was opened in 1882 and was rebuilt in 1986. The current Church has been designed by Vincent Stienlet and the interior art done by Fenwick Lawson. The church won an architectural award in 1987 and welcomes any visitors to have a look round - the church is open daily between 8.00am and 3.00pm.

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    Riverside Bandstand

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 9, 2012

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    Volunteers and members of the public built the Bandstand in 2000 and is situated by the River Wharfe behind the Wetherby Bridge.

    Wetherby Riverside Bandstand Trust promotes and services the Brass Band Concerts that play on Sundays afternoons from May to September. They usually begin at 2.30pm and last approximately for two hours. The concerts are free of charge although bands make a collection during the concerts.

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    Wetherby Parish Church

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 9, 2012

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    Known as St James's Parish Church. The oldest part of the church was built in 1839 by local quarried stone. Mr Quenton Rhodes, a local resident, was the main benefactor by funding a considerable amount towards the church build. Since then extensions such as the Chancel were built to the church as well as modifications.

    There are other church buildings in the vicinity which are rented out to the community. Sunday school was originally held in the one of the buildings and this is where poor children were schooled free of charge before education became compulsory.

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