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Statue of the First Earl of Strafford Situated at North End of East Front of Wentworth Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stainborough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5247 / 53°31'28"N

Longitude: -1.5189 / 1°31'8"W

OS Eastings: 431990

OS Northings: 403220

OS Grid: SE319032

Mapcode National: GBR KWTP.Y7

Mapcode Global: WHCBR.MNXS

Entry Name: Statue of the First Earl of Strafford Situated at North End of East Front of Wentworth Castle

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333920

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


1/45 Statue of the
First Earl of Strafford
situated at north end
of east front of
Wentworth Castle
(formerly listed as
Statue by Rysbrack
in central garth of
Stainborough Castle
(at Wentworth Castle))
Statue on plinth. 1744 by J. M. Rysbrack, resited 1970. Marble. Plinth base
has acanthus-enriched moulding, die with sunken panels on each face bearing
long inscriptions, Strafford arms on rear of die. Fine statue of Thomas Wentworth,
First Earl of Strafford (d.1739) in Roman attire leaning on truncated column to
his right and with his left hand against his hip.

Moved from its original location at Stainborough Castle (q.v.) (within the grounds
of Wentworth Castle).

J. E. Humphrey, 'A Prospect of Stainborough', Unpub. M.A. Thesis, Sheffield, 1982,
vol 3, pp302-303 and appendix 3 (full inscriptions recorded).

Listing NGR: SE3199003220

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

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