Join Historic England’s Architectural Investigators to explore the rich history and architectural legacy of Wakefield’s Westgate area.
Discover some of the research techniques involved in the investigation of our built heritage and share your own knowledge, experiences, thoughts and memories at the research hub.
The tour will provide an introduction of the Heritage Action Zone project and the fascinating heritage that makes up this important area, including the remarkable rediscovery of a late 16th-century timber-framed building at 6-8 Silver Street.
Welcome refreshments will be available at Unity Hall where you can also explore some of the historical maps of Wakefield, chat to our experts and tell us your thoughts, memories and knowledge of the area before setting off on the walking tour.
The tour ends back at Unity Hall.
Meeting Point: Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield, WF 1EP
Please note: our aim is to make this tour accessible to all, however due to the nature of the walking tour it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or walking difficulties.
As this tour involves walking outside we would recommend bringing an umbrella and dressing appropriately for the British weather. In the event of extreme weather, we reserve the right to cancel this tour at short notice.
- Accessible Car Parking
- Accessible Toilet
- Assistance Dogs Welcome
- Guide Dogs Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible