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Hoober Stand

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.482 / 53°28'55"N

Longitude: -1.3875 / 1°23'14"W

OS Eastings: 440745

OS Northings: 398539

OS Grid: SK407985

Mapcode National: GBR LXR5.DJ

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.NQHZ

Plus Code: 9C5WFJJ7+R2

Entry Name: Hoober Stand

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Last Amended: 21 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335514

ID on this website: 101132812

Location: Hoober, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 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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(south side)
Hoober Stand (formerly listed as Hoober Stand (memorial) Hoober)


Monument. 1747-1749. By Henry Flitcroft. For Thomas Watson
Wentworth, 1st Marquis of Rockingham. Sandstone ashlar. Massive
triangular tower tapering from perpendicular base to corbelled
parapet; rounded angles. Central hexagonal cupola covers
emerging internal stone staircase. Total height approximately 30 metres.
South elevation: plinth; tripartite keystone to flat-arched central
doorway (boarded-up); projecting surround with impost band to round
arch; band beneath lead-lettered marble panel in ashlar surround
flanked by consoles and with cornice. Vertically-set and centrally-
placed window part way up tower has remains of iron casement in
round-arched pedimented surround; similar window above with damaged
sill and pediment missing. Corbel-table to parapet. Iron-railed
balustrade encloses remains of 3 sundials set at each angle and the
ashlar-domed cupola. Left return has single window, right return
has 2 windows; all as south front.

Erected to commemorate the quelling of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745
but also in homage to George II following the elevation of Lord Malton
to the position of Marquis of Rockingham. Inscription on marble panel
This Pyramidall Building was Erected
by his MAJESTY'S most Dutyfull Subject
THOMAS, Marquess of Rockingham & ca
In Grateful Respect to the Preserver of our Religion
Laws and Libertys

An important landscape feature of the Wentworth estate and notable
local landmark.

Listing NGR: SK4074598539

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