Description: Powerhouse Adjacent to Home Farm (Partly Occupied by Wentworth Windows 'gun Park')
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335589
OS Grid Reference: SK3923898013
OS Grid Coordinates: 439238, 398013
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4774, -1.4102
SK39NE WENTWORTH CORTWORTH LANE
(south side, off)
4/82 Powerhouse adjacent
to Home Farm (partly
occupied by Wentworth
Windows, 'Gun Park')
Powerhouse, now tractor shed and small factory. c1910. For the
Wentworth estate. Dressed sandstone, graduated slate roofs. Tall,
rectangular main block with corner chimney and double wing on uphill
side; lower lean-to on downhill side. Single storey apart from 2-storey
lean-to. Main block: large gable entry spanned by timber lintel,
circular window above; shaped kneelers, gable copings; ridge lantern.
To left 4-pane sashes to lean-to; to right, wing has C20 door and louvre.
Rear : square, tapered chimney stack to left of gable has iron-banded
and tabled cap. Iron-balustraded steps to door on right. Tripartite
gable window with taller central light, casements. To left of stack a
flat-roofed addition, refenestrated. To right: lean-to breaks forward
with iron-barred window beneath 4-pane sash, hipped roof with stack to
right at eaves, raking louvre. Right return : twin gabled, left gable
with brick-lined recess with blocked arch, right gable with door in C20
Interior : brick-lined; original machinery removed. Main block has
tiled dado and travelling hoist; fabricated iron roof trusses.
Provided the electricity power supply for Wentworth Woodhouse (q.v.),
also linked to the Fitzwilliam colliery at Elsecar. Coal-fired boilers
housed in the wings drove generators within the main block. D.C.
charge stored in batteries housed on stone benches within the lean-to.
Included for group value.
Listing NGR: SK3923898013
Source: English Heritage
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