SE3220 : Gilt lettering, Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield

taken 15 days ago, near to Wakefield, Great Britain

Gilt lettering, Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield
Gilt lettering, Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield
Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire,on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 99,251 at the 2011 census.
Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages[2] and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers ... so that all vitaile is very good and chepe there. A right honest man shall fare well for 2d. a meal. ... There be plenti of se coal in the quarters about Wakefield".
The Battle of Wakefield took place in the Wars of the Roses and it was a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War. Wakefield became an important market town and centre for wool, exploiting its position on the navigable River Calder to become an inland port.
In the 18th century, Wakefield traded in corn, coal mining and textiles and in 1888 its parish church acquired cathedral status. It became the county town of the West Riding of Yorkshire and was the seat of the West Riding County Council from 1889 until 1974, when the county and council were abolished, and of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council from 1974 until its dissolution in 1986.

See other images of Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Robin Stott and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE3220, 517 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 30 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Wakefield 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3297 2072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.9143N 1:30.1385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3296 2073
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Shopping Street 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 2 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register