Sell your House Fast in Wakefield
National Homebuyers are experts in the quick house sale field and we employ a dedicated purchasing team of local housing market specialists covering all areas throughout Wakefield and the surrounding districts.
National Homebuyers buy any house in Wakefield, directly from you for cash and completely stress and hassle free. We’ll even pay up to £1,000 of your legal fees if your sell your home in Wakefield to us. Unlike some companies that buy houses, we are direct cash house buyers, meaning that, if you come to us, you are certain to sell your house fast in Wakefield.
If you want to sell property in Wakefield without all the stress and hassle normally associated with selling property, contact our Wakefield team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons or fill out our online form to get your cash offer to buy your house in Wakefield.
Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Wakefield is a city and the primary settlement and administrative hub of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Lying next to the River Calder, on the eastern fringe of the Pennines, Wakefield has a population slightly shy of 76,886.
Wakefield House Prices
According to the Rightmove Property Index, house prices in Wakefield have not moved very far from where they were last year and are still quite a way down from the peaks they achieved in 2007. House Prices across the entirety of the West Yorkshire area have been disappointing ever since the financial crisis and subsequent housing market crash, and the Wakefield housing market is no different. Furthermore, given the widespread cooling of the UK market as a whole, pointed to by the most recent data, as well as the tougher rhetoric and legislation coming from the Bank of England lately and increasing fears over the imminence of impending rises in the base rate of interest, the disappointing fact is that the housing market in Wakefield is extremely unlikely to improve in the near future.
Wakefield Culture & Attractions
Sandal Castle, Wakefield Cathedral, The National Coal Mining Museum for England, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Nostell Priory, Walton Hall, Wakefield One, The Hepworth Wakefield gallery, the Civic Quarter on Wood Street, St John’s Church and Square, the Georgian period houses on St John’s North and South Parade, the old Wakefield Bridge and the Chantry Chapel located upon it, Lawe Hill in Clarence Park and the Victorian railway viaduct on the Doncaster to Leeds railway line are all local landmarks and sites of cultural interest.
Wakefield Tradition & History
Situated by the River Calder, on the eastern edge of the Pennines in Yorkshire, Wakefield grew from its early beginnings into a successful Mediaeval market town. Archaeological evidence shows that the area around Wakefield was settled during the Stone Age and was continually inhabited throughout the Bronze Age. Lying in what was Brigante territory before the Roman Occupation, Wakefield itself was originally settled by the Angles in the 5th or 6th century before following under Danish control in the late 9th century. By 1066 the manor of Wakefield was directly owned by Edward the Confessor and passed briefly, though unofficially, to Harold Godwinson before being claimed by William I following the Norman Conquest. The Conqueror granted the land, which had been largely laid waste during the Harrying of the North, to the 1st Earl of Surrey, William de Warrenne.
Serving as an inland port on the Calder and an important centre for the tanning and wool industries, Wakefield earned the sobriquet ‘Merrie Wakefield’ during Mediaeval times, due to its reputation as a happy market town and affinity for fairs and sports.
The most widely, though mostly unconscious, renowned facet of history in Wakefield took place during the Wars of the Roses. Richard Plantagenet lost his life during the Battle of Wakefield in 1460. This fact is far more publicized than would first appear, because it is likely that this event was commemorated in the practically ubiquitous nursery rhyme ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’.
Later, Wakefield grew into a pivotal centre of the grain trade, with more grain being sold at Wakefield market than anywhere else in the north of England. Wakefield also became renowned for the size of its cattle market and the high quantities of barley which was grown, and malt developed, in the area. The fact that the town continued to grow at a rate unparalleled in Yorkshire, which was witnessing massive expansion across the entire region, serves as evidence of the rapid growth Wakefield experienced. The coming of the railways in 1840 only augmented this expansion. Steam powered wool spinning mills grew up along the banks of the Calder and several breweries, shipyards, engineering works, soapworks, glassworks and brickyards developed in other areas, adding to the diversity and prosperity of the local economy. Wakefield had large coal pits on the outskirts of town and The National Coal Board eventually became Wakefield’s largest employer.
When Wakefield became the administrative centre for the West Riding, many now familiar buildings were built. The court house in Wood Street was constructed in 1810; the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum on Aberford Road, the remainder of which now serves as a large block of residential flats, was built in 1816; Wakefield Prison was built on the site of the old Tudor House of Corrections in 1847; Wakefield Union workhouse was built in Eastmoor in 1853; Clayton Hospital was built in 1854; the Theatre Royal Wakefield opened on Westgate in 1894; the Mechanics Institute was put up in Wood Street in 1820-1821; Wakefield Town Hall in 1880 and the County Hall was built in 1898. Later, the Wakefield Library was constructed on Drury Lane thanks to Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Trust. Several council estates were built in Wakefied following World War II, including Portobello, Lupset, Flanshaw, Plumpton, Peacock, Eastmoor and Kettlethorpe.
Owing to the widespread effects of de-industrialisation, Wakefield began to decline in the latter quarter of the 20th century, but a series of programmes, inaugurated at the turn of the millennium and focussing on regeneration and economic diversification, have led to a relative level of economic resurgence in Wakefield. Though manufacturing remains a large contributor to the local economy, the service and retail industries have now taken the lead as the biggest employers in the area.
National Homebuyers Wakefield
If you are currently seeking to sell property in Wakefield, contact National Homebuyers. We will buy your house in Wakefield for cash, meaning you do not have to worry about all the problems that can arise from being part of a property chain. We buy any house in Wakefield, regardless of condition or location and totally irrespective of your reason for wishing to sell. That’s right, we buy any house in Wakefield!
Simply call our Wakefield representatives on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out the online form on this page now to get a guaranteed cash offer to buy your house in Wakefield.