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Description: 14, Cortworth Lane
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335584
OS Grid Reference: SK4063397896
OS Grid Coordinates: 440633, 397896
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4762, -1.3892
SK49NW WENTWORTH CORTWORTH LANE
5/76 No 14
House. Late C18,altered C19. Deeply-coursed sandstone, facsimile
stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Two 1st-floor windows with wing to
rear. Large quoins. Front wall extensively rebuilt. Central part-
glazed door flanked by 4-pane sashes with projecting sills all with
lintels tooled as voussoirs. Inscribed plaque over door within stone
architrave. Flanking windows as ground floor but with flat arches.
Renewed brick end stacks. Inscription on plaque includes the words:
W. JOHN WENTWORTH FITZWILLIAM
BORN AUG 7 1852
DIED SEPT 11 1889
THIS BOYS HOME WAS TRANSFERRED
TO THE GORDON BOYS HOME 1900
This son of the 6th Earl was tragically killed in a riding accident
at Wentworth Woodhouse. The building served as a memorial to him
and provided a home for boys taken into Fitzwilliam guardianship in
the late C19.
Attached outbuilding to left not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SK4063397896
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Source: English Heritage
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