SE3320 : The west front of the Chantry Chapel, Bridge Street, Wakefield

taken 17 years ago, near to Wakefield, Great Britain

The west front of the Chantry Chapel, Bridge Street, Wakefield
The west front of the Chantry Chapel, Bridge Street, Wakefield
This chapel was built c.1356 on a new toll bridge that was constructed some time after 1342. The chapel was repaired when the bridge was widened to its present width in 1797-8. By 1840 it was in need of restoration, and the repairs were rather drastic; in 1847-8 the chapel was demolished down to road level and rebuilt in new stone. Prior to this the building was let out for commercial use; the last tenant was a tailor. After restoration it was used as the church for the new parish of St Mary's, until St Mary's at Primrose Hill was built. The stone used in the rebuilding was badly affected by polluted air, and the west front had to be renewed again in 1940. Further repairs have been carried since then; there are some very new-looking statues at the top.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 September, 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 January, 2007
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Chapel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 338 201 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.5982N 1:29.3520W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 338 201
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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