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Latitude: 53.4774 / 53°28'38"N
Longitude: -1.4102 / 1°24'36"W
OS Eastings: 439238
OS Northings: 398013
OS Grid: SK392980
Mapcode National: GBR LXL7.H5
Mapcode Global: WHDD4.9VPJ
Entry Name: Powerhouse Adjacent to Home Farm (Partly Occupied by Wentworth Windows 'Gun Park')
Listing Date: 21 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314605
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335589
Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62
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
SK39NE WENTWORTH CORTWORTH LANE
(south side, off)
4/82 Powerhouse adjacent
to Home Farm (partly
occupied by Wentworth
Windows, 'Gun Park')
Powerhouse, now tractor shed and small factory. c1910. For the
Wentworth estate. Dressed sandstone, graduated slate roofs. Tall,
rectangular main block with corner chimney and double wing on uphill
side; lower lean-to on downhill side. Single storey apart from 2-storey
lean-to. Main block: large gable entry spanned by timber lintel,
circular window above; shaped kneelers, gable copings; ridge lantern.
To left 4-pane sashes to lean-to; to right, wing has C20 door and louvre.
Rear : square, tapered chimney stack to left of gable has iron-banded
and tabled cap. Iron-balustraded steps to door on right. Tripartite
gable window with taller central light, casements. To left of stack a
flat-roofed addition, refenestrated. To right: lean-to breaks forward
with iron-barred window beneath 4-pane sash, hipped roof with stack to
right at eaves, raking louvre. Right return : twin gabled, left gable
with brick-lined recess with blocked arch, right gable with door in C20
Interior : brick-lined; original machinery removed. Main block has
tiled dado and travelling hoist; fabricated iron roof trusses.
Provided the electricity power supply for Wentworth Woodhouse (q.v.),
also linked to the Fitzwilliam colliery at Elsecar. Coal-fired boilers
housed in the wings drove generators within the main block. D.C.
charge stored in batteries housed on stone benches within the lean-to.
Included for group value.
Listing NGR: SK3923898013
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