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 Cathedrals In Yorkshire

Bradford Cathedral
West Yorkshire

Bradford Cathedral

Cathedral and Parish Church of St Peter, Church Bank, Bradford One of England's parish church cathedrals, it has a fine 15th century tower but the wings on either side of the tower have hidden much of the church.  The nave dates from the 15th century but the clerestory, south wall and porch were built in the 19th century. In the 1960s a new east end was created including a chancel, an ambulatory, three chapels and a chapter-house.  A landscaped cathedral close has been created with houses for the provost and canons. Inside features include a memorial tablet by the 18th century Yorkshire sculptor John Flaxman and a f William Morris window. more information

Ripon Cathedral
North Yorkshire

The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, Ripon Ripon is one of England's smaller cathedrals, its main features is the Saxon crypt, one of the oldest in Europe, part of one of England's first stone churches destroyed by the Danes. A new church was built in 1080, but few traces of the Norman church remain, and today is an extension of, the fourth church to be constructed on the site. Ripon suffered damage a during the Reformation and the Civil War but underwent considerable restoration in the 19th century. Features include a medieval stained glass window and the choir stalls with their carved set of 34 misericordst.  The Saxon crypt today houses the cathedral's treasury. more information

Sheffield Cathedral
South Yorkshire

The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, York Street, Sheffield A place of worship for over 1,000 years The church is a mixture of Perpendicular and 20th century work and contains an 15th century oak sedile (a seat used by the celebrant during High Mass), one of only 3 portable ones in the country, stalls created by Sir Ninian Comper and a small, treasury.  The imposing tomb of the 6th Earl, one of the husbands of Bess of Harwick, is in the south chapel.  more information

York Minster
North Yorkshire
York Minster

The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter, Deangate, York York Minster, one of England's great pre-Reformation cathedrals, is the largest Gothic church north of the Alps.  It is not only the cathedral church of the diocese of York but also of the northern province of England and the seat of one of the country's two archbishops. Little remains of the early churches on the site, in 1220 the present church was started, the construction took 250 years. In 1984 a fire destroyed roof of the south transept and he restoration of the roof, vaulting and glass cost the cathedral  2.25 million.Inside is the largest collection of stained or 'painted' glass in England, the east window has the greatest area of painted medieval glass anywhere. Other features are the late-15th century stone choir screen, the 13th century chapter-house, and the crypt with the remains of York's Roman legionary fortress, Viking gravestones and incised Norman columns.  more information

Wakefield Cathedral
West Yorkshire

The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Northgate, Wakefield One of the 20 new cathedrals created in England between 1836 and 1927 and one of the 12 'parish church cathedrals'. Built on the site of a Saxon church in the 14th century, the spire of All Saints, at 247 ft, is the tallest in Yorkshire.  Inside there is a 17th century font, and 18th century stalls, another feature is the memorial to Bishop Walsham Howe, the first Bishop of Wakefield.   more information

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