Description: Worsbrough Hall (Including Nos 4 and 5 Worsbrough Hall)
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333989
OS Grid Reference: SE3505702843
OS Grid Coordinates: 435057, 402843
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5211, -1.4727
WORSBROUGH WORSBROUGH VILLAGE
2/113 Worsbrough Hall
(including Nos 4 and 5
11.11.66 Worsbrough Hall)
Large house now 3 dwellings. C17 of 2 builds, partially refenestrated. Ashlar
sandstone, stone slate roof. U-shaped plan having gabled front wings, 2 short
wings to rear of central block. 2 storeys, with attics,part 3 storeys, 1 : 4 : 1
bays. Chamfered plinth, continuous dripmoulds to each floor, 2-storey porch to
right of centre has Tudor-arched doorway beneath cross-window and coped gable
with apex finial base. Flanking bays have 4-light mullioned windows, single light
on far right; taller lst-floor windows are transomed. Wing on left: higher
ground-floor dripmould covers transomed 3-light gable window, cross-window to
1st floor, altered attic window opening, shaped kneelers and gable copings,
truncated ashlar ridge stack. Wing on right: similar but of 3 storeys with 2-light
2nd-floor window beneath eaves dripmould. Rear: later additions to rear-right
corner with projecting stack above having rebuilt shaft. Lateral stack to rear of
central block with truncated wing to rear left. Rear gable of left wing has early
leaded lights in corniced cross-window. Left return: 5 bays, transomed 3-light
windows beneath sashes with glazing bars in square-faced surrounds.
Right return: 6 bays, sashes with glazing bars except to ground-floor bay 3 having
doorway and 2nd-floor bay 5 having casement. Interior not inspected. Occupied
in early C17 by Thomas Edmunds, secretary to Thomas Wentworth, the 1st Earl of
Strafford of Wentworth Woodhouse. Colvin (p641) notes that in 1775 John Platt
did work on the drawing room of the house for Francis Edmunds. Remained in the
family until 1831 (Wright, p15).
H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 1978.
J. G. Wright, Worsbrough: In Times Past, 1983.
Listing NGR: SE3505702843
Source: English Heritage
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