History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Well Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Wortley, Barnsley

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 53.4983 / 53°29'54"N

Longitude: -1.54 / 1°32'23"W

OS Eastings: 430612

OS Northings: 400280

OS Grid: SE306002

Mapcode National: GBR KWPZ.DN

Mapcode Global: WHCBY.9BXF

Entry Name: Well Houses

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334003

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

SE30SW (north end)

1/127 Nos 1 and 2 Well Houses

- II
Pair of houses. Mid C17 and mid C18. Rubble sandstone and thinly-coursed
sandstone, sheet asbestos and stone slate roofs. C17 house on left: 2 storeys,
single room with outshut. C18 part on right set forward: L-shaped plan with
outshut in rear angle,2 storeys with attics, 3 windows to 1st floor.
C17 house: large quoins on left. Partly-quoined doorway to left has wood lintel;
former 4-light, double-chamfered mullioned window to right now of 2 lights with
central mullion only. Small window beneath eaves. Chimney pot to left end of ridge.
Rear: 2-light double-chamfered window, mullion removed. C18 house: large quoins.
Central doorway has projecting keystone worked on lintel, plain dripstone band;
another doorway on left has plain ashlar surround. C20 casements flanking central
door have projecting stone sills, window to left has flat-arched head, that to right
a plain lintel. 1st floor: band, 2 windows as ground floor flanking narrow central
window with flat arch. Shaped kneelers, chamfered gable copings. Central ridge
stack with band. Left return: 2-light, square-faced attic window now blocked.
Right return: band continues; blind attic window. Interior of Cl7 house retains
bressumer beam with cut out for door head; stop-chamfered spine beam; arcade post
now adjacent to end wall of later house has brace to arcade plate and supports old
principal rafter truss. Position of arcade post suggests the C17 house was truncated
by the C18 addition. Owned by Francis Wood "who in the year 1713 gave forty pounds
secured on an estate called Wellhouse in The Lordship of Wortley". The charity is
still administered, giving £2 annually for the poor of Wortley, and is known as the
"Wellhouse Dole" (Barstow, walk 6).

J. A. Barstow, Fifteen Walks around Wortley, undated booklet.

Listing NGR: SE3061200280

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.