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Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Chantry Bridge, Wakefield, England
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Wakefield
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

as you know Wakefield ,as the most best kept history outside York ,this building is one of many ,like i say before about Wakefield its poor in tourist attractions .meaning the people in the council tourist dept ,have missed the boat into bringing much needed tourism ,yet it wastes millions on one project .the hepworth .Wakefield can claim fame to... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We been wanting to look in chantry chapel for many years, I looked on their web site a week before bank holiday week in May and they were opening the doors for the week and doing actives for children. We went on the bank holiday Monday, it's a lovely little old building, the staff there looking after the building were... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Chantry Chapel was used to allow travellers to rest and pray before entering the city. I believe,(although I could be wrong) that it is one of only two remaining in the country. the chapel is normally open once a month when Sunday morning worship is conducted here in conjunction with the cathedral sevice. the chapel can be open by special... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Not open very often, but a fine, little gem off the Doncaster Road. Went there for a talk on medieval plays in Wakefield and it was an excellent setting. Some of the interior stonework is naturally worn, but it's in fine condition considering it's age.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This wonderful chapel is situated in the middle of the old chantry bridge above the river,if you can go to one of the services that take place as it is kept locked at other times. once you are inside you will be struck by its intimate serenity. I think it is only one of three left in this country

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Beautiful medieval church but on a very busy main road so the outside is very dirty and blackend but inside it is so peaceful and lovely

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Chantry Chapel is less a tourist attraction more a working church, supported by a group of "Friends" but in the charge of Wakefield Cathedral. It is one of Britain's very few remaining bridge chapels, in the middle of the River Calder, where you could pray for the dead and the safety of your journey. Heavily restored over the years,... More

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Northumberland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The chapel and medieval bridge are well worth a visit although it will not take long; probably best combined with a visit to the Hepworth Gallery. I believe it is open from 11 am on Wednesdays in the summer only but check before you go. I was lucky and arrived just as the volunteers were opening up.

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Kate T, Manager at Chantry Chapel of St Mary, responded to this review

Its modest size is a real asset. It is an ideal venue for talks and informal gatherings. More

Wakefield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Worth a visit if you're in the area for a bit of local history. Check out when they have open days and maybe combine a visit here with one to the Hepworth over the road for a mixture of old and new.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This Chantry Chapel probably one one of the finest remaining Chantry Chapels in Britain, it is small inside and has Open Days ( please check for the dates of open days) , when visitors can look around, it stands on a river bridge above the River Calder opposite the new Hepworth Gallery, it would be a good idea to visit... More

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