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Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield)

The Cathedral of All Saints is the cathedral serving Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Originally a parish church, it was elevated to cathedral status when the see was founded in 1888.

The original church was Norman, built around 1100. It was cruciform, and had a central tower, which fell down in 1315. Around this time, the nave was widened, absorbing the transepts.

A new West tower was built about 1410, and the nave was then lengthened.

Considerable restoration was carried out after the church became a cathedral, under the direction of John Loughborough Pearson. Its crocketed spire rises to 247 feet.

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