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Latitude: 53.4846 / 53°29'4"N
Longitude: -1.4044 / 1°24'15"W
OS Eastings: 439622
OS Northings: 398821
OS Grid: SK396988
Mapcode National: GBR LXM4.RL
Mapcode Global: WHDD4.DNHZ
Entry Name: Needles Eye
Listing Date: 29 March 1968
Last Amended: 21 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314588
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335510
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 BRAMPTON BIERLOW COALEY LANE
SK39629883 (west side, off)
4/1 Needle's Eye (formerly listed
29.3.68 under North Avenue, Wentworth)
Folly. Mid-late C18. Attributed to John Carr (Wragg; Jones, p90)
but clearly shown on an engraving of c1730. For the Wentworth estate.
Ashlar sandstone. Tall, square pyramid pierced, on the axis of a
former avenue to Wentworth Park North Lodge (q.v.), by a narrow, ogee
carriage arch. Plinth, impost band, moulded voussoirs (partly renewed).
At apex a square plinth to an elaborate vase entwined with foliage.
Engraving in York Minster Library, Topographical Prints, Wentworth.
Lyle Publications, Monumental Follies, 1972, p235 (photograph).
B. Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974 ed., pp85-86 and p90.
R. B. Wragg, 'The Life and Works of John Carr of York:
Palladian Architect' unpublished thesis, 1975, University of
Sheffield, vol. 3, appendix A, unpaginated.
Listing NGR: SK3962298821
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