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Rotunda Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stainborough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5202 / 53°31'12"N

Longitude: -1.507 / 1°30'25"W

OS Eastings: 432786

OS Northings: 402722

OS Grid: SE327027

Mapcode National: GBR KWXQ.JV

Mapcode Global: WHCBR.TSL7

Entry Name: Rotunda Temple

Listing Date: 18 March 1968

Last Amended: 4 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333915

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

1/40 Rotunda Temple
(formerly listed as
Rotunda Temple,
18.3.68 Wentworth Castle)

- II*
Ornamental temple. Dated 1746. For the 2nd Earl of Strafford. Ashlar sandstone.
Ionic peristyle rotunda set on raised platform. Platform has moulded plinth and
cornice and is approached by curved steps on west side having flanking wing walls.
14 columns support full entablature with bayleaf frieze, mutules and lions' heads
carved on the cornice. The dome has fallen in. A central cylindrical drum has
blocked doorway at top of steps with architrave, bay-leaf frieze and cornice,
festoons and wreaths over. Square-headed and semi-domed niches set round, the
inscription ' S / 1746 ' within wreath on side opposite steps. Built during the
early 1740s, having been started for the 1st Earl (d1739) by Joseph Bower (estate
mason). Modelled on the temple of Tivoli at Rome.

J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883

Listing NGR: SE3278602722

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

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