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Description: Battlemented Wall Including Triple Archway Along South Side of the Wilderness
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 333924
OS Grid Reference: SE3182002942
OS Grid Coordinates: 431820, 402942
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5222, -1.5215
STAINBOROUGH WENTWORTH CASTLE
1/49 Battlemented wall
archway along south
18.3.68 side of the Wilderness
Entrance gateway, battlemented retaining wall and ha-ha. Probably 1738-39
for Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, (Wilkinson, pp397-8). Ashlar
sandstone gateway, otherwise coursed, dressed sandstone and rubble walling.
Gateway, known as Archer's Hill Gate, has plinth and impost band to 3 round-
headed archways set in canted, rusticated walls with 7 ball finials; arches,
now shored-up, retain iron gates. Wall to west forms southern boundary of
The Wilderness and has embattled parapet. Wall to east is a low rubble
retaining wall which links to dressed walling of convex ha-ha at south end
of lawn to Wentworth Castle (q.v.). Ha-ha has projecting piers and ashlar
copings. Wilkinson records instructions set out by the 1st Earl for the
construction of ha-ha's during the winter of 1738-39.
J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and District,
Listing NGR: SE3182002942
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