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Oakwood Hall Including Balustraded Retaining Wall Attached to Portico, Rotherham

Description: Oakwood Hall Including Balustraded Retaining Wall Attached to Portico

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335694

OS Grid Reference: SK4362590959
OS Grid Coordinates: 443625, 390959
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4136, -1.3451

Location: Oakwood Hall Dr, Rotherham S60 2UE

Locality: Rotherham
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S60 2UE

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Listing Text

(west side, off)
5/59 Oakwood Hall
including balustraded
retaining wall
attached to portico
- II
Large house with attached wall, now offices of Rotherham Health Authority.
1856-59 for James Yates. Coursed, dressed sandstone, Welsh slate roof.
Double-pile plan with contemporary wing to right, set back; various additions
to rear. 2 storeys, 1:3:1 bays. Plinth. Central part breaks forward and
has band-rusticated ashlar walling to ground floor. 4-pane sashes throughout.
Stone steps to colonnaded Doric portico with paired front columns, plain frieze
and mutule cornice surmounted by balustrade with end dies and gadrooned urns.
2-bay returns of portico have attached single columns, entablature and balustrade
as front (no urns). Entablature returns above flanking windows of central part;
balustrade cornice returns as sill band to lst-floor windows which have sill
blocks and shouldered and eared architraves. Outer bays have shouldered and
eared architraves to windows of each floor. lst-floor band and lst-floor sill
band. Modillioned eaves cornice surmounted by balustrade with dies. Hipped
roof with corniced stacks flanking central lantern, matching ridge stack to
right. Wing to right, set back, comprises 2-bay link-block to 3-storey tower,
archivolts to ground-floor windows, tower with hipped roof and cruciform stack.
Returns of main range each have canted 2-storey bay. Curved retaining walls
attached to each side of portico have balustrades with dies surmounted by
gadrooned urns.
Interior : inner entrance hall with tiled and marble floor; cantilevered
staircase with cast-iron balustrade; arcaded landing.
James Yates was a notable Rotherham industrialist being a partner of the Yates
and Haywood foundry. C19 directories show that he had moved from Carr House to
Oakwood Hall by 1859. Oakwood Hall served as a hospital during and after the
1914-18 war.

Listing NGR: SK4362590959

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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