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Description: Bear Pit Approximately 40 Metres to West North West of Camellia House
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335631
OS Grid Reference: SK3905097720
OS Grid Coordinates: 439050, 397720
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4748, -1.4131
SK39NE WENTWORTH WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE
4/124 Bear Pit approximately 40
metres to west-north-west of
Garden feature. C18 re-using doorway of c1630. For the Wentworth
Estate. c1630 doorway of limestone; upper entrance of ashlar sandstone;
rubble sandstone interior with brick vault. Set beneath overgrown earth
mound. Grotto-style entrance to curved tunnel which leads to vaulted
chamber, internal steps rise to landing and upper entrance. c1630
doorway: in Jacobean style with extravagantly-carved ornament to piers,
frieze and scrolled pedment; cartouche finial. Upper doorway:
shouldered lintel with cast-iron plaque.
Interior : subterranean circular room. Rebated ashlar surround to round-
arched tunnel doorway; small flanking doorways to two vaulted cells.
Stone steps with iron rail. Domical roof. Plaque over upper doorway
"There is a healing in the garden
When one longs for peace and pardon
Once past the gate no need to wait
For God is in the garden."
Listing NGR: SK3905097720
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Source: English Heritage
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