Fresh look for Pontefract’s historic buildings

HERITAGE: The Liquorice Bush is one of 27 buildings in Pontefract town centre to be given a revamp.
HERITAGE: The Liquorice Bush is one of 27 buildings in Pontefract town centre to be given a revamp.
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The Shopfronts of 27 buildings have been revamped as part of efforts to preserve Pontefract’s rich history and promote its town centre.

The Townscape Heritage Initiative scheme, jointly funded by Wakefield Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, involved specialist work on the appearance and structure of buildings around Market Place, Cornmarket and Ropergate.

Coun Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for economic growth and regeneration, said: “This specialised work has safeguarded and enhanced so many important historic buildings in the town centre.

“It means future generations can come and enjoy Pontefract’s rich heritage as the conservation works have helped to improve the town centre for businesses, residents and visitors.”