Wakefield Cathedral gets £1.8m grant

Wakefield Cathedral will benefit from a £1.8m grant to help visitors see hidden heritage of the Grade 1-listed building.

By Gemma Jimmison
Wednesday, 1st October 2014, 5:32 pm
Wakefield Cathedral refurb work.
Wakefield Cathedral refurb work. w313g313

The Heritage Lottery Fund money will pay for repairs to the medieval quire (seating area) and Edwardian east end of the city’s cathedral. It will also allow lighting, underfloor heating and display cases to be installed so that visitors can view cathedral artefacts.

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The Very Reverend Jonathan Greener, Dean of Wakefield, said: “The previous work in the nave has allowed us to open up the building to the whole community. This new project will revive and renew the historic heart of the cathedral, and produce a building of which Wakefield and the whole region can be really proud.”