Description: Terrace Steps and Retaining Walls to Gardens of South Front of Wortley Hall
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 334009
OS Grid Reference: SK3122999455
OS Grid Coordinates: 431229, 399455
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4909, -1.5308
WORTLEY WORTLEY PARK
4/133 Terrace steps and
retaining walls to
gardens of south front
of Wortley Hall
Terrace steps and retaining walls. Probably early C19, for the Wortley Hall estate.
Rock-faced and ashlar sandstone. 2 sets of steps to each terrace on west side of
garden, the southern steps set on the cross-axis in line with central fountain (q.v.)
and a double flight of steps down to eastern terrace. A linked retaining wall lines
the east side of the garden and returns in a rounded-ended projection which links
with terrace immediately to front of house and itself has a double flight of steps
down to eastern terrace. Steps: nosed treads set between ashlar copings with blocks
set at head and foot. Upper flight of steps at east end of cross-axis is flanked
by rusticated round-headed openings and coped side walls, from these the retaining
wall returns in quadrants. Round-ended projection at north-east corner of garden
has rock-faced walling with projecting piers and moulded copings surmounted by
gadrooned vases. Lady Caroline Creighton, wife of James Archibald Stuart Wortley,
is credited with the surviving early C19 landscape scheme seen at Wortley Hall.
Wortley Hall, Labour's Home - 25 Years Souvenir, booklet p17.
Listing NGR: SK3122999455
Source: English Heritage
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