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Gun Room, Stainborough

Description: Gun Room

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 333919

OS Grid Reference: SE3194403224
OS Grid Coordinates: 431944, 403224
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5247, -1.5196

Location: Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET

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

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Listing Text


28-AUG-03 Gun Room

Probably built as a banqueting-house or bath-house, used as a gun room in C19. Mid C18 with C19 alterations. Built for the Wentworth Castle estate. Red brick, ashlar sandstone dressings. Modillioned ashlar cornice, hipped Welsh slate roof. Square, single-storey building. Main facade: ashlar plinth and sill band. Central projection with badly-weathered Doric Venetian window having paired side lights, the outer lights blind, and one inner light with margin-light glazing; frieze with triglyphs and bucrania, open pediment encloses round-arched head of central light. Right return: original doorway with architrave and pediment on left; to right, late C19 hipped-roof canopy supported by sturdy wooden posts and matching old 18-pane sash.
INTERIOR: remains of fine mid-C18 plasterwork. Curved entrance apse with moulded plaster doorcase with Vitruvian scrolls beneath cornices. Corinthian-columned side screens each with section of entablature carried over beneath a shallow segmental arch. Octagonal ceiling bosses in apsidal end bay decorated with flowers. Smaller tiled room to rear.

Listing NGR: SE3194403224

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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