No 7. The Manor Bakehouse

Wakefield Civic Society

an organisation dedicated to making Wakefield a better place in which to live, work or relax.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

No 7. The Manor Bakehouse

A public bakehouse was provided on this site from medieval times, by the lord of the manor, for the use of Wakefield people. It spared them lighting substantial fires in their own homes for baking bread, pies, etc. and was an important facility in a town where most of the buildings were made of wood and hence highly combustible.

Manor Bakehouse