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South Terrace Retaining Wall Including Parapet and Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4729 / 53°28'22"N

Longitude: -1.4075 / 1°24'26"W

OS Eastings: 439426

OS Northings: 397512

OS Grid: SK394975

Mapcode National: GBR LXM8.2S

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.CZ00

Entry Name: South Terrace Retaining Wall Including Parapet and Gateway

Listing Date: 29 March 1968

Last Amended: 21 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335625

Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Built-Up Area: Wentworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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