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This is about the English city of Wakefield. For other uses, see Wakefield (disambiguation).

Wakefield is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Leeds, and by the River Calder. It's population is 74,764 (1991). The city was a centre for cloth dealing and had its own Piece Hall. The cathedral was restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Cheapside is the longest continuous street of woolstaplers' warehouses in England.

In 1460, during the Wars of the Roses, the Duke of York was defeated near this city (then a town) in the Battle of Wakefield.