Description: South Terrace Retaining Wall Including Parapet and Gateway
Date Listed: 29 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 335625
OS Grid Reference: SK3942697512
OS Grid Coordinates: 439426, 397512
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4729, -1.4075
SK39NE WENTWORTH WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE
4/118 South Terrace retaining
wall including parapet
29.3.68 and gateway (formerly
listed as South Terrace )
Retaining wall with parapet and gateway. Commenced c1735 by Ralph
Tunnicliffe for Thomas Watson Wentworth, some later rebuilding. Coursed,
squared sandstone; dressed sandstone buttresses. Retaining wall extends
from behind the south tower of Wentworth Woodhouse (east front) to bastion
at SK39539750. Returns westwards, with central bay in shallow projection,
to another bay projection opposite the Ionic Temple (q.v.). Continues
for short distance as freestanding wall with carriage entrance flanked
by side gates. Buttresses set at approximately 18 metre intervals on
south-facing part. Bastion has wall sundial by J. Metcalfe dated 1767
(gnomon missing); half-round band beneath parapet. Weathered copings.
East-facing section is steeply battered and without buttresses.
Said to be inspired by Lord Carlisle's terrace at Castle Howard.
Listing NGR: SK3942697512
Source: English Heritage
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