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South East View of the Parish Church of All Saints Wakefield

South East View of the Parish Church of All Saints Wakefield

Artist: Cawthorn, I.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1807

Shelfmark: K.top Vol 44

Item number: 51.B

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. This site has been ecclesiastically very important since the 11th century when the Normans built the first church here. The Cathedral church was built in the 15th century and is a good example of Gothic style English architecture, which is known as ‘Perpendicular’. The spire stands to a height of 247 feet and is the tallest in Yorkshire. The church was renovated in 1858 by Sir George Gilbert Scott who had to completely rebuild the south front. The cathedral is also well known for its beautiful 19th century stained glass windows by C. E. Kempe.

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