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Latitude: 53.4729 / 53°28'22"N
Longitude: -1.4075 / 1°24'26"W
OS Eastings: 439426
OS Northings: 397512
OS Grid: SK394975
Mapcode National: GBR LXM8.2S
Mapcode Global: WHDD4.CZ00
Entry Name: South Terrace Retaining Wall Including Parapet and Gateway
Listing Date: 29 March 1968
Last Amended: 21 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1286155
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335625
Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62
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
SK39NE WENTWORTH WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE
4/118 South Terrace retaining
wall including parapet
29.3.68 and gateway (formerly
listed as South Terrace )
Retaining wall with parapet and gateway. Commenced c1735 by Ralph
Tunnicliffe for Thomas Watson Wentworth, some later rebuilding. Coursed,
squared sandstone; dressed sandstone buttresses. Retaining wall extends
from behind the south tower of Wentworth Woodhouse (east front) to bastion
at SK39539750. Returns westwards, with central bay in shallow projection,
to another bay projection opposite the Ionic Temple (q.v.). Continues
for short distance as freestanding wall with carriage entrance flanked
by side gates. Buttresses set at approximately 18 metre intervals on
south-facing part. Bastion has wall sundial by J. Metcalfe dated 1767
(gnomon missing); half-round band beneath parapet. Weathered copings.
East-facing section is steeply battered and without buttresses.
Said to be inspired by Lord Carlisle's terrace at Castle Howard.
Listing NGR: SK3942697512
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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