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Church in Bretton Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Bretton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6118 / 53°36'42"N

Longitude: -1.5639 / 1°33'49"W

OS Eastings: 428952

OS Northings: 412896

OS Grid: SE289128

Mapcode National: GBR KVJN.7Z

Mapcode Global: WHCBB.YGGY

Entry Name: Church in Bretton Park

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 21 June 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342587

Location: West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: West Bretton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

8/91 Church in Bretton Park


Church. 1744 by Sir William Wentworth, for his own estate. Ashlar. Stone
slate roof. 5-bay nave and chancel with 2-bay addition to north containing
the organ. In Classical style. The 3 bays of the symmetrical west front are
framed and separated by giant Tuscan pilasters with exaggerated entasis.
They support a moulded band beneath the pediment. Blind central doorway with
moulded architrave and cornice on console brackets. Niche to each side.
Small 1st-floor sash windows of 6, 8 and 6 lights. Round-arched window in
tympanum of pediment. Cylindrical bell chamber, on a broad square base, with
a domed top. Round, louvred openings. The south side is symmetrical with a
doorway to left and right (the latter blind) each with moulded architrave and
cornice and blind panel above. Three 24-pane fixed lights. Plinth, sill
band, moulded band at high level and moulded eaves cornice. The east front
has a large well-detailed and proportioned Tuscan Venetian window. Along the
base is a series of 10 marble memorial tablets to members of the Wentworth
and Beaumont families including:

Thomas Richard Beaumont d.July 31st 1829 aged 72
Diana Beaumont d.Aug 10th 1831 aged 67
Thomas Blackett Beaumont d.July 10th 1792 aged 67
Sir William Wentworth Bart. d.March 1st 1763 aged 77
Wentworth Blacket Beaumont
(1st Baron Allendale) b.1829 d.13th Feb 1907

Interior: plain. Small gallery at rear with wooden panelled front, with 3
round-arched openings to each floor. Panelled dado. Bracketed ceiling
cornice. Tall, straight-backed, panelled pews.
N. Pevsner. The Buildings of England. 1967.
D. Linstrum. West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture. 1978
Bretton College Archive.

Listing NGR: SE2895212896

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