Chantry Chapel Open Days

Calendar Icon Sat 25 May 2024 - Wed 25 Sep 2024
Clock 10:00 - 16:00
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Star Part of Our Year 2024

About

Have you ever seen a chapel that’s built on the side of a bridge?


Head to Wakefield’s very own Chantry Chapel and discover this unusual building for yourself!


The Chantry Chapel of St Mary sits on medieval foundations on Wakefield Bridge. It is one of only three surviving Chantry Chapels left in England today and, including the bridge, is a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade I listed building.


The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin was built by the townspeople of Wakefield in the mid-14th century as an integral part of Wakefield’s new stone bridge (which replaced earlier wooden bridges) across the River Calder, first being licensed back in 1356.


Visitors have the chance to see inside this historic chapel at selected open days throughout the year, with The Friends of Chantry Chapel more than happy to answer any questions about the chapel and reveal its rich history.


Please note the entrance to the chapel is narrow and some wheelchairs and pushchairs may struggle with entry (door width – 685.8mm).


Event sessions

Chantry Chapel Open Days

25th May 2024
10:00 - 16:00
26th May 2024
10:00 - 16:00
27th May 2024
10:00 - 16:00
29th May 2024
17:00 - 21:00
1st June 2024
11:00 - 15:00
8th June 2024
11:00 - 15:00
15th June 2024
11:00 - 15:00
22nd June 2024
11:00 - 15:00
6th July 2024
11:00 - 15:00
13th July 2024
11:00 - 15:00
20th July 2024
11:00 - 15:00
27th July 2024
11:00 - 15:00
3rd August 2024
11:00 - 15:00
10th August 2024
11:00 - 15:00
17th August 2024
11:00 - 15:00
24th August 2024
10:00 - 16:00
25th August 2024
10:00 - 16:00
26th August 2024
10:00 - 16:00
14th September 2024
10:00 - 16:00
15th September 2024
10:00 - 16:00
25th September 2024
17:00 - 21:00

Venue Details

Find us at

3 Calder Vale Rd, Wakefield, WF1 5DL