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Battlemented Wall Including Triple Archway Along South Side of the Wilderness

A Grade II Listed Building in Stainborough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5222 / 53°31'19"N

Longitude: -1.5215 / 1°31'17"W

OS Eastings: 431820

OS Northings: 402942

OS Grid: SE318029

Mapcode National: GBR KWTQ.D3

Mapcode Global: WHCBR.LQPP

Entry Name: Battlemented Wall Including Triple Archway Along South Side of the Wilderness

Listing Date: 18 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333924

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Stainborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Silkstone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

1/49 Battlemented wall
including triple
archway along south
18.3.68 side of the Wilderness
Entrance gateway, battlemented retaining wall and ha-ha. Probably 1738-39
for Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, (Wilkinson, pp397-8). Ashlar
sandstone gateway, otherwise coursed, dressed sandstone and rubble walling.
Gateway, known as Archer's Hill Gate, has plinth and impost band to 3 round-
headed archways set in canted, rusticated walls with 7 ball finials; arches,
now shored-up, retain iron gates. Wall to west forms southern boundary of
The Wilderness and has embattled parapet. Wall to east is a low rubble
retaining wall which links to dressed walling of convex ha-ha at south end
of lawn to Wentworth Castle (q.v.). Ha-ha has projecting piers and ashlar
copings. Wilkinson records instructions set out by the 1st Earl for the
construction of ha-ha's during the winter of 1738-39.

J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and District,
1883, pp397-8.

Listing NGR: SE3182002942

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