Description: Wharncliffe Lodge
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
SK39NW STOCKS BRIDGE WHARNCLIFFE CHASE
5/186 Wharncliffe Lodge
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
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
Source: English Heritage
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