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Balustraded Retaining Wall Across East Front of Wortley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wortley, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.4917 / 53°29'30"N

Longitude: -1.53 / 1°31'47"W

OS Eastings: 431282

OS Northings: 399545

OS Grid: SK312995

Mapcode National: GBR KXR2.K1

Mapcode Global: WHCBY.GHNK

Entry Name: Balustraded Retaining Wall Across East Front of Wortley Hall

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151016

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334008

Location: Wortley, Barnsley, S35

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Wortley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wortley St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

4/132 Balustraded retaining
wall across east front
of Wortley Hall
Balustraded retaining wall. Probably early C19 for the Wortley Hall estate.
Rock-faced sandstone retaining wall, otherwise ashlar. 18 bays of balustrading
set between intermediate and end dies; steps and detached pier at north end,
balustrade returns to enclose 3 sides of recess at south end of terrace. End and
alternate dies each have moulded plinth, sunken panels and cornice; end dies and
freestanding pier are surmounted by vases with fluted covers and foliage-carved
knops, others with ball finials. Plain intermediate dies linked by panels of turned
balusters on moulded plinth and with corniced copings. Massive console bracket
supports northern end pier. Return bays at south end of terrace are blind.
Lady Caroline Creighton, wife of James Archibold Stuart Wortley, is credited with
the surviving early C19 landscape scheme seen at Wortley Hall.

Wortley Hall, Labour's Home - 25 Years Souvenir, booklet p17.

Listing NGR: SK3128299545

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

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