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Chapel of St Mary on East Side of Wakefield Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Wakefield East, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6766 / 53°40'35"N

Longitude: -1.4894 / 1°29'22"W

OS Eastings: 433823

OS Northings: 420140

OS Grid: SE338201

Mapcode National: GBR LT1X.BR

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.3V09

Entry Name: Chapel of St Mary on East Side of Wakefield Bridge

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444626

Location: Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Wakefield East

Built-Up Area: Wakefield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wakefield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

938/6/183 KIRKGATE
14-JUL-53 (South side)


Chapel, projecting to east of central arch, circa 1350. 3-bays, resting on
high, blank undercroft with foundation in the water. Ashlar with parapet of
ogee blank arcading (C19 restoration). Square headed large windows with chamfered reveals, headstopped drip moulds and flamboyant tracery. Octagonal corner pinnacles. West front in reproduction of the decayed original (now at Kettlethorpe Hall, qv). Five narrow bays hold three doors, tmceried panels between, narrow outer sections, Elaborate framing of crocketed ogee arches within ornamented gables. Tall parapet with five relief panels from the lives of Christ and the Virgin. 5-light east window, similar tracery to sides. Interior shows rebuilt roof of old timber, panels with borders and bosses, applied tracery in east bay. Leafy carving on tie beams and tracery above. At north-east corner a small newel staircase. Crocketed spirelet above replaced figure of saint on east wall. Piscina with crocketed ogee head.

Listing NGR: SE3382320140

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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