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Menagerie House, Stainborough

Description: Menagerie House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 333910

OS Grid Reference: SE3258203659
OS Grid Coordinates: 432582, 403659
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5286, -1.5099

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3EN

Locality: Stainborough
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S75 3EN

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Listing Text

SE30SW (east side)

1/35 Nos 1-3 (consec)
(Menagerie House)
(formerly listed as
18.3.68 Menagerie House at
Wentworth Castle)
Menagerie house now 3 dwellings. Early C18 for the 1st Earl of Strafford.
Stuccoed brickwork, C20 pantile roof. Single storey, 7 bays with 2-storey
wing to centre rear flanked by lean-tos. Main facade: plinth. Steps to
blocked doorways in bays 1 and 7 having casements in swept-shouldered architraves
with pulvinated friezes and consoled pediments. Sill band links architraves of
other bays all with casements, pulvinated friezes and cornices apart from central
bay which has balustraded apron and surround as bay 1. Eaves cornice. Hipped
roof with one original ridge stack on left having ashlar plinth, brick shaft and
stone cornice. Renewed brick ridge stack to right of centre. Rear: pedimented
wing with flat-roofed addition to one corner (not of special interest), glazed
oculus. Flanking lean-to additions each have a Diocletian window opening.

Interior: front range now has inserted floor. Marble chimney piece mentioned in
previous list description not seen at resurvey. Indicated on Badeslade's
Prospect of Stainborough 1730 (J. E. Humphrey, part 6, appendix 19).

J. E. Humphrey, 'A Prospect of Stainborough', unpublished thesis, Sheffield Univ.,
1982, vol 3.

Listing NGR: SE3258203659

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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