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Wharncliffe Lodge, Stocksbridge

Description: Wharncliffe Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 335509

OS Grid Reference: SK3054895614
OS Grid Coordinates: 430548, 395614
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4564, -1.5414

Location: Lady Wharncliffe's Road, Sheffield S35 0BN

Locality: Stocksbridge
County: Sheffield
Country: England
Postcode: S35 0BN

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Listing Text


5/186 Wharncliffe Lodge

17/11/64 II

Lodge. Largely C18 on earlier site, remodelled C19. Coursed, squared
sandstone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys with half-basement formerly lit
from rear. Left part of house 6 regular bays, right part incorporates
earlier work beneath re-built upper storey, all under same roof. Short
hipped-roof wing to rear left with small outshut attached. Panelled doors
to bays 2 and 5 in bonded ashlar surrounds, flanking 2-light windows.
Similar windows to all 6 bays on 1st floor, mostly square-faced surrounds with
iron casements although ground floor bay 4 and first floor bay 5 have
chamfered lights. Right part has blocked quoined doorway flanked by double-
chamfered single lights. To first floor, a blocked window to left of
2 C19 chamfered 2-light windows. Moulded kneelers, gable copings with finial
base at right apex. 3 C19 stacks, shouldered, quoined and with chamfered
copings, one stack to left end, others to ridge. Right return : C19 5-light double-
chamfered mullion window to first floor. Interior : left doorway opens into
large room now open to the roof, bressumer beam to left with full height brick
firehood. First floor room at right end has a heavily carved C19 chimney
piece and some panelling all in Jacobean style. In the floor of the outshut
to right of rear wing is a rough gritdone block with weathered inscription.

A modernised transcription held in the Wharncliffe Estate Office at Wortley
reads :-
Pray for the soul of Thomas Wortley / Knight for the
Kings body to the Kings Edward 4th / Richard 3rd and
Henry 8th (whose faults/God pardon) which Thomas
caus'd a Lodge to be built / on this crag in the
midst of Wharncliffe for his / pleasure to hear the
Harts bell in the year of our Lord 1510.
Previous list description says of the house : "The domestic part of Wharncliffe
Hall which was built in C16 and is now mostly demolished.... Home of Lady
Mary Wortley-Montague in early C18. Commands wonderful view which has
literary associations in Lady Mary's writings. "

Listing NGR: SK3054895614

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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