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Boathouse at North End of Upper Fish Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Bentley, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.5285 / 53°31'42"N

Longitude: -1.1729 / 1°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 454927

OS Northings: 403859

OS Grid: SE549038

Mapcode National: GBR NW7M.WV

Mapcode Global: WHDD1.YKNT

Plus Code: 9C5WGRHG+CV

Entry Name: Boathouse at North End of Upper Fish Pond

Listing Date: 11 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334566

Location: Sprotbrough and Cusworth, Doncaster, DN5

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Sprotbrough and Cusworth

Built-Up Area: Bentley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Doncaster St Leonard and St Jude with Scawthorpe St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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7/145 Boathouse at north end
of Upper Fish Pond


Boathouse. Mid C18 for the Wrightson family of Cusworth Hall (q.v.).
Limestone rubble and boulders. In grotto style. Segmentally-arched entrance
to round-ended, vaulted recess admitting water from the landscape lake. Arch is
of 2 orders of roughly-hewn.boulders. Vault rusticated by pendant through-stones.
Upper surface firms landscaped mound.

Probably a part of the 1763 landscape scheme carried out by Richard Woods,
surveyor of Chertsey in Surrey (Smith, p17).

G. Smith, An Illustrated History of Cusworth Hall and the Battie-Wrightson Family,
1976 ed.

Listing NGR: SE5492703859

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