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Welcome to Heritage Open Days 2016
at All Saints' Church Pontefract

England's largest voluntary cultural event

We at Pontefract All Saints' Church are pleased to invite you to come and visit our historic church .

Opening Times

Of especial interest is our unique Double Helix Spiral Staircase,
difficult to describe, but allows two separate staircases wound around one central spine. helix graphic

Free of charge, though the church is funded by voluntary contributions
that we would be pleased that you could contribute to this magnificent building and its work.

English Heritage has been a major partner in restoring the church tower and
preserving the ruins over the past 10 years.
Tower History

Pontefract History

Double Helix Staircase

Castle History

Church History

The Bells

Archaeological Survey

Contact us
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

Free of charge and literally on people's doorstep,
Heritage Open Days is an event for everyone, whatever their background, age and ability.

Coordinated nationally by the Civic Trust in partnership with English Heritage , the event thrives on the enthusiasm and expertise of local people. Thousands of volunteers from all walks of life share their knowledge and memories with some 800,000 visitors every year, making Heritage Open Days England's largest voluntary cultural event.

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Last Updated 20th January 2016

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Material Copyright © 2001 Derek C Johnstone
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