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

A Grade II Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4748 / 53°28'29"N

Longitude: -1.4131 / 1°24'47"W

OS Eastings: 439050

OS Northings: 397720

OS Grid: SK390977

Mapcode National: GBR LXK8.V3

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.8XBK

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

Listing Date: 21 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335631

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

SK39NE WENTWORTH WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE
SK39059773

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

GV II

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

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