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Bear Pit Approximately 40 Metres to West North West of Camellia House, Wentworth

Description: Bear Pit Approximately 40 Metres to West North West of Camellia House

Grade: II
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

Location: Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ

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

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Listing Text


4/124 Bear Pit approximately 40
metres to west-north-west of
Camellia House.


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
reads :

"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

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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