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Gun Room

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stainborough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5247 / 53°31'28"N

Longitude: -1.5196 / 1°31'10"W

OS Eastings: 431944

OS Northings: 403224

OS Grid: SE319032

Mapcode National: GBR KWTP.T6

Mapcode Global: WHCBR.MNLR

Entry Name: Gun Room

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333919

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Stainborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Silkstone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


28-AUG-03 Gun Room

Probably built as a banqueting-house or bath-house, used as a gun room in C19. Mid C18 with C19 alterations. Built for the Wentworth Castle estate. Red brick, ashlar sandstone dressings. Modillioned ashlar cornice, hipped Welsh slate roof. Square, single-storey building. Main facade: ashlar plinth and sill band. Central projection with badly-weathered Doric Venetian window having paired side lights, the outer lights blind, and one inner light with margin-light glazing; frieze with triglyphs and bucrania, open pediment encloses round-arched head of central light. Right return: original doorway with architrave and pediment on left; to right, late C19 hipped-roof canopy supported by sturdy wooden posts and matching old 18-pane sash.
INTERIOR: remains of fine mid-C18 plasterwork. Curved entrance apse with moulded plaster doorcase with Vitruvian scrolls beneath cornices. Corinthian-columned side screens each with section of entablature carried over beneath a shallow segmental arch. Octagonal ceiling bosses in apsidal end bay decorated with flowers. Smaller tiled room to rear.

Listing NGR: SE3194403224

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