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Mechanics Institute number 9 with Attached Meeting Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4781 / 53°28'41"N

Longitude: -1.4176 / 1°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 438750

OS Northings: 398084

OS Grid: SK387980

Mapcode National: GBR LXJ6.WY

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.6V60

Entry Name: Mechanics Institute number 9 with Attached Meeting Hall

Listing Date: 21 August 1985

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335598

Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Built-Up Area: Wentworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/91 No 9 with attached
meeting hall
(Mechanics Institute)


Mechanics Institute now house and meeting hall. 1844-45 (White's
Directory). Deeply-coursed, horizontally-tooled sandstone; Welsh
slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical front; tall single-storey
wing to centre rear with addition to its right. Chamfered plinth
and chamfered band beneath ground-floor sill level; clasping corner
pilaster strips. 3 stone steps to C20 double-door in double-chamfered
surround with Tudor-arched lintel and hoodmould. Flanking 3-light
casements with horizontal glazing bars in deeply-chamfered surrounds.
3 similar windows to 1st floor; hoodmould to central window. Chamfered
band beneath embattled parapet which steps up at centre above blank
shield. Pilaster strips rise as embattled turrets. Left return: blind
Tudor-arched opening to 1st floor; raking gable parapet; rear turret.
Wing: tall, chamfered lights with renewed casements; end turrets.

Interior: ornate roof trusses in rear wing have cusped-headed subdivisions.
C20 entrance lobby to left return and additions to rear right corner not
of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3875098084

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