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The Pheasantries in Bretton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bretton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.612 / 53°36'43"N

Longitude: -1.5625 / 1°33'44"W

OS Eastings: 429042

OS Northings: 412914

OS Grid: SE290129

Mapcode National: GBR KVJN.JY

Mapcode Global: WHCBB.ZG4V

Entry Name: The Pheasantries in Bretton Park

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 21 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342589

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)

8/93 The Pheasantries in
22.11.66 Bretton Park.


House now 2 dwellings. Dated 1749. Probably by Sir William Wentworth for
his own estate. Coursed squared stone with quoins. Stone slate roof. Two
storeys. Symmetrical 5-bay facade, the centre 3 bays breaking forward
slightly and pedimented. Well detailed and proportioned giant Tuscan
Venetian window, centrally placed, with glazing bars to upper part. Entrance
to left and right (the former now totally glazed) and a further blocked
entrance to left. Two former 2-light windows to 1st floor and each end bay
has a former 3-light window to each floor that to ground floor left now a
patio door. All mullions removed. C20 casements. Sundial in tympanum of
pediment, no gnomon. Hipped roof. Two ashlar stacks. Rear: later addition
to right. Quoined entrance with well-inscribed lintel "WW 1749" (William
Wentworth). Four 1st-floor windows formerly with centre mullions (one only
Interior: not inspected.
N. Pevsner. The Buildings of England. 1967

Listing NGR: SE2904212914

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