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St Bartholomew's Chapel, Bretton Country Park

St Bartholomew's Chapel, Bretton Country Park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire WF4 4LG View on map

The thorough restoration of St Bartholomew's Chapel, built in 1744 has allowed YSP to open up the historic chapel to the general public on a permanent basis. Prior to its acquisition by YSP in 2001, it had been neglected for several years and was listed on the Heritage at Risk register. Since its restoration in 2013 visitors have been able to discover a part of history of the Bretton Estate as well as a gallery within the Grade II listed building.


Opening Arrangements

Until 25/03/16 10am to 4pm with Bill Viola; Until 10/04/16 10am to 5pm with Bill Viola; From 24/06/16 until 04/09/16 10am to 5pm with Transparency; 07/10/16 to 31/12/16 10am to 4pm


1 mile from J38 of the M1, just outside Wakefield (follow the brown heritage signs) Wakefield Westgate train station - approx. 7 miles from YSP Bus #96 runs hourly between Wakefield bus station and Barnsley interchange via YSP

Parking Spaces


The chapel itself does not have parking. The nearest car park is at YSP approx. 1/4 mile at the visitor centre. An accessible path connects the two.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes