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Wentworth Hospital with Attached Front Railings Comprising School House, School Room, Attached Almshouses to Rear, Railings to Roadside

A Grade II Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4813 / 53°28'52"N

Longitude: -1.4282 / 1°25'41"W

OS Eastings: 438045

OS Northings: 398443

OS Grid: SK380984

Mapcode National: GBR LXG5.LR

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.1R6H

Entry Name: Wentworth Hospital with Attached Front Railings Comprising School House, School Room, Attached Almshouses to Rear, Railings to Roadside

Listing Date: 19 April 1982

Last Amended: 21 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335568

Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text



4/60 Wentworth Hospital
with attached front
19.4.82 railings: comprising
School House, School
Room, attached almshouses
to rear, railings to
roadside (formerly
listed as Wentworth
Hospital, Wentworth)


School-room with attached school-house now 2 dwellings; unoccupied
almshouses to rear. Early and mid C18. For the Wentworth estate.
Red brick in English garden wall bond, stone slate roofs. Symmetrical
11-bay facade with 12 almshouses forming quadrangle to rear. 2-storey
front range; single-storey almshouses. Gauged-brick archway to central
passage (now with timber shoring). To right C20 part-glazed door flanked
by old casements with horizontal glazing bars. To left of archway: 5 windows
all with C20 top-hung casements with glazing bars. Continuous 3-course
brick band to 1st floor. Unequally-hung 9-pane sash above archway; to
right shorter windows as ground floor; to left, renewed 9-pane casements.
All windows with flat brick arches. 4 course eaves band continuous across
central 1-bay gable; oculus. Shaped kneelers and ashlar copings to all
gables. Small timber bellcote to ridge of central gable. End stacks,
central ridge stack.

Quadrangle: each dwelling has part-glazed door flanked by casements;
only No 1 retains any old fenestration; Nos 5 and 8, in corners, lit
from rear. Central passageway through rear range has 3-course
eaves band and coped gable bearing oval stone panel carved with Wentworth
insignia, inscription 'WENTWORTH HOSPITAL' and date which appears to
read '1765'.

Interior: almshouses retain some C18 doors with original ironwork.

Iron railings to front set in round-coped, stone, plinth wall: octagonal
bars, simple top rail; matching gate to right. To left, railings terminate
at C20 brick gate pier.

Various additions to rear of almshouses not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3804598443

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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