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Latitude: 53.4748 / 53°28'29"N
Longitude: -1.4131 / 1°24'47"W
OS Eastings: 439050
OS Northings: 397720
OS Grid: SK390977
Mapcode National: GBR LXK8.V3
Mapcode Global: WHDD4.8XBK
Entry Name: Bear Pit Approximately 40 Metres to West North West of Camellia House
Listing Date: 21 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314630
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335631
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
4/124 Bear Pit approximately 40
metres to west-north-west of
Garden feature. C18 re-using doorway of c1630. For the Wentworth
Estate. c1630 doorway of limestone; upper entrance of ashlar sandstone;
rubble sandstone interior with brick vault. Set beneath overgrown earth
mound. Grotto-style entrance to curved tunnel which leads to vaulted
chamber, internal steps rise to landing and upper entrance. c1630
doorway: in Jacobean style with extravagantly-carved ornament to piers,
frieze and scrolled pedment; cartouche finial. Upper doorway:
shouldered lintel with cast-iron plaque.
Interior : subterranean circular room. Rebated ashlar surround to round-
arched tunnel doorway; small flanking doorways to two vaulted cells.
Stone steps with iron rail. Domical roof. Plaque over upper doorway
"There is a healing in the garden
When one longs for peace and pardon
Once past the gate no need to wait
For God is in the garden."
Listing NGR: SK3905097720
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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