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History of The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield Bridge
The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin was built by the townspeople of Wakefield in the mid 14 century as an integral part of Wakefield’s new stone bridge (which replaced earlier wooden bridges) across the River Calder. It was first licensed in 1356.in the mid 14 century bridges) across the River Calder. It was first licensed in 1356.
It is one of only three surviving bridge chantries in the country. The others are at Rotherham and St Ives (near Cambridge)
Its purpose was to provide for a priest to say mass for the souls of the dead to reduce the time in purgatory

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Title:The Chantry Chapel
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Uploaded:2 Mar 2011 - 9:55 PM
Tags:Architecture, Chantry Chapel Wakefield Bridge
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HarveySquires

Great composition really nice details Grin

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 10:19 PM

Amazing contrasts in light and shade captured so well. What, forgive me asking, is a Chantry Chapel? Looks ancient and would love to know more.

Ann

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Steve3671
Steve3671  3 England
2 Mar 2011 - 11:00 PM

Great image
Steve

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
3 Mar 2011 - 12:43 PM

beautiful light in this shot... enjoyed the write up too..

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 6:47 PM

Great image, I love the light coming through the shadows and the tiny fluffy clouds. Interesting bit of history too thanks.

Fran

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