At the eastern edge of the Pennines, Wakefield is a city in Yorkshire that is known for its industrious roots in the 18th century, when coal mining, textile production and corn farming boomed and their produce because common items of trade. Wakefield parish church was elevated to cathedral status in 1888, and the area proudly gained its city status. An eye-catching gothic structure on Wakefield's skyline, the cathedral is the city's most prominent landmark and - with an impressive height of 247 feet - has the tallest spire in all of Yorkshire.
In addition to the magnificent cathedral, the city hosts other architectural gems such as Sandal Castle, a 13th-century, motte-and-bailey construction, and the majestic county hall, which prides itself on interior decoration rife with intriguing symbolism, for example the Owl and Scales on the main staircase, which represent Meditation and Justice.
For out-of-town exploration, Wakefield is surrounded by stretches of glorious countryside, with lakes and walking trails situated just a short distance from the city centre. Wakefield was in fact the home of 18th century conservationist Charles Waterton, who founded the world's very first wildfowl and nature reserve. His legacy is evident through the presence of such organisations as Wakefield's Conservation Volunteers, and various projects lead by the city council.
Like the citizens of Wakefield, we are in favour of all things natural. That's why we work so hard to guarantee that all our timber is sourced both ethically and sustainably. If you love our high quality worktops as much as we do, don't forget orders can be placed via the Worktop Express website, or by telephoning 0345 22 22 644. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at .
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