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Wentworth Hospital with Attached Front Railings Comprising School House, School Room, Attached Almsh, Wentworth

Description: Wentworth Hospital with Attached Front Railings Comprising School House, School Room, Attached Almsh

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 335568

OS Grid Reference: SK3804598443
OS Grid Coordinates: 438045, 398443
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4813, -1.4282

Location: The Almhouses, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TT

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

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Listing Text



4/60 Wentworth Hospital
with attached front
19.4.82 railings: comprising
School House, School
Room, attached almshouses
to rear, railings to
roadside (formerly
listed as Wentworth
Hospital, Wentworth)


School-room with attached school-house now 2 dwellings; unoccupied
almshouses to rear. Early and mid C18. For the Wentworth estate.
Red brick in English garden wall bond, stone slate roofs. Symmetrical
11-bay facade with 12 almshouses forming quadrangle to rear. 2-storey
front range; single-storey almshouses. Gauged-brick archway to central
passage (now with timber shoring). To right C20 part-glazed door flanked
by old casements with horizontal glazing bars. To left of archway: 5 windows
all with C20 top-hung casements with glazing bars. Continuous 3-course
brick band to 1st floor. Unequally-hung 9-pane sash above archway; to
right shorter windows as ground floor; to left, renewed 9-pane casements.
All windows with flat brick arches. 4 course eaves band continuous across
central 1-bay gable; oculus. Shaped kneelers and ashlar copings to all
gables. Small timber bellcote to ridge of central gable. End stacks,
central ridge stack.

Quadrangle: each dwelling has part-glazed door flanked by casements;
only No 1 retains any old fenestration; Nos 5 and 8, in corners, lit
from rear. Central passageway through rear range has 3-course
eaves band and coped gable bearing oval stone panel carved with Wentworth
insignia, inscription 'WENTWORTH HOSPITAL' and date which appears to
read '1765'.

Interior: almshouses retain some C18 doors with original ironwork.

Iron railings to front set in round-coped, stone, plinth wall: octagonal
bars, simple top rail; matching gate to right. To left, railings terminate
at C20 brick gate pier.

Various additions to rear of almshouses not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3804598443

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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