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Needles Eye, Wentworth

Description: Needles Eye

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335510

OS Grid Reference: SK3962298821
OS Grid Coordinates: 439622, 398821
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4846, -1.4044

Location: Brampton Bierlow, Rotherham S62 7SG

Locality: Wentworth
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S62 7SG

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Listing Text


SK39629883 (west side, off)

4/1 Needle's Eye (formerly listed
29.3.68 under North Avenue, Wentworth)


Folly. Mid-late C18. Attributed to John Carr (Wragg; Jones, p90)
but clearly shown on an engraving of c1730. For the Wentworth estate.
Ashlar sandstone. Tall, square pyramid pierced, on the axis of a
former avenue to Wentworth Park North Lodge (q.v.), by a narrow, ogee
carriage arch. Plinth, impost band, moulded voussoirs (partly renewed).
At apex a square plinth to an elaborate vase entwined with foliage.

Engraving in York Minster Library, Topographical Prints, Wentworth.

Lyle Publications, Monumental Follies, 1972, p235 (photograph).

B. Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974 ed., pp85-86 and p90.

R. B. Wragg, 'The Life and Works of John Carr of York:
Palladian Architect' unpublished thesis, 1975, University of
Sheffield, vol. 3, appendix A, unpaginated.

Listing NGR: SK3962298821

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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