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Oakwood Hall Including Balustraded Retaining Wall Attached to Portico

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4136 / 53°24'49"N

Longitude: -1.3451 / 1°20'42"W

OS Eastings: 443625

OS Northings: 390959

OS Grid: SK436909

Mapcode National: GBR MX1Z.L0

Mapcode Global: WHDDK.9GQC

Entry Name: Oakwood Hall Including Balustraded Retaining Wall Attached to Portico

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132717

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335694

Location: Rotherham, S60

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherham

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(west side, off)
5/59 Oakwood Hall
including balustraded
retaining wall
attached to portico
- II
Large house with attached wall, now offices of Rotherham Health Authority.
1856-59 for James Yates. Coursed, dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof.
Double-pile plan with contemporary wing to right, set back; various additions
to rear. 2 storeys, 1:3:1 bays. Plinth. Central part breaks forward and
has band-rusticated ashlar walling to ground floor. 4-pane sashes throughout.
Stone steps to colonnaded Doric portico with paired front columns, plain frieze
and mutule cornice surmounted by balustrade with end dies and gadrooned urns.
2-bay returns of portico have attached single columns, entablature and balustrade
as front (no urns). Entablature returns above flanking windows of central part;
balustrade cornice returns as sill band to lst-floor windows which have sill
blocks and shouldered and eared architraves. Outer bays have shouldered and
eared architraves to windows of each floor. lst-floor band and lst-floor sill
band. Modillioned eaves cornice surmounted by balustrade with dies. Hipped
roof with corniced stacks flanking central lantern, matching ridge stack to
right. Wing to right, set back, comprises 2-bay link-block to 3-storey tower,
archivolts to ground-floor windows, tower with hipped roof and cruciform stack.
Returns of main range each have canted 2-storey bay. Curved retaining walls
attached to each side of portico have balustrades with dies surmounted by
gadrooned urns.
Interior : inner entrance hall with tiled and marble floor; cantilevered
staircase with cast-iron balustrade; arcaded landing.
James Yates was a notable Rotherham industrialist being a partner of the Yates
and Haywood foundry. C19 directories show that he had moved from Carr House to
Oakwood Hall by 1859. Oakwood Hall served as a hospital during and after the
1914-18 war.

Listing NGR: SK4362590959

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