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Gateway with Attached Plinth Wall and Ironwork Screen Forming South Side of South Court at Wentworth, Wentworth

Description: Gateway with Attached Plinth Wall and Ironwork Screen Forming South Side of South Court at Wentworth

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335623

OS Grid Reference: SK3957797633
OS Grid Coordinates: 439577, 397633
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4740, -1.4052

Location: Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ

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

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Listing Text


4/116 Gateway with attached
plinth wall and ironwork
screen forming south side
of south court at
Wentworth Woodhouse


Gateway with attached plinth wall and ironwork screen. Gateway c1630;
refixed and screen added probably in mid C18. For the Wentworth estate.
Limestone gateway; dressed sandstone plinth wall and ashlar piers; wrought-
iron screen. Set in straight line with south-facing gateway linked via
plinth wall and single ironwork panel to south-east corner of south wing
of Wentworth Woodhouse west front (q.v.); 3 ironwork panels to east of
gateway with linking plinth wall and intermediate piers and end pier.
Gateway in Artisan Mannerist style after a design by Dietterlin of c1584
(English Heritage). Square-headed opening flanked by fluted Doric
pilasters with alternate blocking; panel beneath, and scrollwork within,
tympanum of open pediment surmounted by pedestals and more scrolls.
Deeply-coursed plinth wall links corniced ashlar piers. Excellent
ironwork panels with bars interspersed with upthrusting barbed spikes;
elaborate frieze crested by scrollwork to spiked and foliate finials.

English Heritage, Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest
In England, South Yorkshire, Rotherham, Wentworth.

Listing NGR: SK3957797633

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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