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Two Pairs of Gates Including Gate Piers and Figures Adjoining the East Front of Wentworth Castle wit, Stainborough

Description: Two Pairs of Gates Including Gate Piers and Figures Adjoining the East Front of Wentworth Castle wit

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 333921

OS Grid Reference: SE3204303164
OS Grid Coordinates: 432043, 403164
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5242, -1.5181

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ES

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

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Listing Text

1/46 Two pairs of gates
including gate piers
and figures adjoining
18.3.68 the east front of
Wentworth Castle with
iron railing enclosing
the garden between and
balustrades of terraces
to south
Two sets of gates with gate piers and attached railings and balustrades. Mostly
of 1912 for Captain Bruce Vernon-Wentworth, early C18 statues to south gatepiers
possibly by John van Nost for Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (Humphrey,
pp308-310). Ashlar sandstone, wrought-iron railings, lead statues. Pair of gate
piers set at right angles to each end of the east front of Wentworth Castle linked
by wrought-iron panels to rusticated retaining walls with steps which flank the
house. Lawn to east of house is enclosed by attached wrought-iron railings and by
balustraded retaining wall; similar attached balustraded wall lines eastern flank
of the south lawn of house. Gate piers: each with plinth, sunken-panelled shaft
and band beneath cornice; southern piers surmounted by outfacing statues of griffin
and lion, the supporters of the Strafford arms. Gates have decorative scrollwork
and lyre motifs, scroll-crested top rail with bobbin finials to bars. Matching
iron-work panels link to retaining walls that flank the east front, each wall with
outflared flight of nosed steps and balustrade (that on south damaged). Ironwork
railings slope down to balustrade across east front. Balustrades moulded plinth,
dies separate panels of 6 balusters with die stops and corniced copings. Balustrade
lining south lawn is similar, its plinth set on concrete footing and with more
balusters between each die.

The lead statues may well be amongst those shown on Badeslade's Prospect of
Stainborough (1730); a matching pair apparently has been moved to William Wentworth's
other house, Boughton Hall, Northants.

J. E. Humphrey, 'A Prospect of Stainborough', unpub. thesis, Sheffield, 1984.

Listing NGR: SE3204303164

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Source: English Heritage

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