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Needles Eye

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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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

Plus Code: 9C5WFHMW+R7

Entry Name: Needles Eye

Listing Date: 29 March 1968

Last Amended: 21 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335510

ID on this website: 101314588

Location: Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 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

Tagged with: Folly

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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Palladian Architect' unpublished thesis, 1975, University of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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