Description: Gun Room
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
1800/1/44 WENTWORTH CASTLE
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
Source: English Heritage
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