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Address: Chantry Bridge, Wakefield, England
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Bridge Of Sighs

Central Wakefield really is a bit of a dump, despite recent investment. There are three things worth seeing: the cathedral, The Hepworth and this attractive little chapel. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 4, 2016
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York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Central Wakefield really is a bit of a dump, despite recent investment. There are three things worth seeing: the cathedral, The Hepworth and this attractive little chapel. It is opposite the Hepworth, on the banks of the Calder, where the Barnsley and Doncaster roads diverge. Two minutes' walk from Kirkgate station. Only three bridge chapels of this type survive in... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This chapel on the bridge in central Wakefield is only open on certain days, contact the council for opening dates, we visited and was pleasantly surprised, it did make you think of how life was back when this was the only bridge and no cars

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Thank Nigel C
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I visited here after visiting the Hepworth over the road, sadly the Chantry was not open that day but the exterior and its impresive position on the river is interesting.

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Thank bdon257
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited during the open day in September and this little chapel is really lovely. I would recommend anyone visiting Wakefield to visit!

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Thank Robertadamson1985
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

This stunning little chapel could easily be missed being on the old Wakefield bridge close to the point where the Doncaster and Barnsley roads part. It is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. I understand it is open to the public on Bank Holidays, Heritage open days and other times by appointment. the guide who showed us round was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I have seen on pictures this building, and imagened bigger than in real. It was good to see it. Unfortunately I missed out the lake near the little church. Maybe next time.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

There used to be a chapel on old London bridge alas now long gone, along with the bridge. So this gives a good idea of what it might have been like, the bridge and it chapel look slightly out of place in modern Wakefield nevertheless they have a lot of charm and are well work a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a gem not to be missed if visiting Wakefield. Right across the road from the Hepworth gallery. Any budding photographers should get some brilliant photos of the chapel, steeped in history it's my favorite place in Wakefield.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

A "Must-See" if you get the opportunity - The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin in Wakefield is a real treasure tucked away on the Doncaster road running out of town opposite "The Hepworth Wakefield". The Chapel is in regular use as a place of worship, however, once in a while they open the door to visitors and we... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

as a photographer and this being wakefields most photographed building i had to pay a visit and really glade i did i when at day time and turned out it was a open day so good timing i also visiyed on a night to take some images and must say i will be going again even tho its only small... More 

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