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Latitude: 53.4479 / 53°26'52"N
Longitude: -1.4151 / 1°24'54"W
OS Eastings: 438941
OS Northings: 394731
OS Grid: SK389947
Mapcode National: GBR LXKK.FR
Mapcode Global: WHDDB.7LDM
Entry Name: Keppels Column
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314632
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335636
Location: Rotherham, S61
Electoral Ward/Division: Keppel
Built-Up Area: Rotherham
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Kimberworth Park St John
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
SK39SE ROTHERHAM ADMIRALS CREST
4/5 Thorpe Common
Monument. 1773-80. By John Carr for Charles Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham
who repeatedly altered the original scheme. Ashlar sandstone plinth, base and
abacus; dressed wallstone shaft. Massive Tuscan column approximately 35 metres in
height. Doorway in east side of plinth now concreted up. 5 round-headed windows
set in vertical line on 3 sides of shaft, 6 windows on side opposite door; lower-
most windows walled-up. Pronounced entasis realigned towards top. Large rectangular
viewing platform with damaged iron balustrade. Originally intended as a landscape
feature composed of pedestal surmounted by obelisk the design was eventually changed
to a tall column. The intended height was not achieved which accounts for the
modification of entasis. Commemorates the honourable acquittal of Admiral Keppel
following his court-martial after failing to engage the French off Brest in 1778.
Important landscape feature of the original Wentworth Estate, notable local landmark.
R. B. Wragg, 'Four Monuments at Wentworth', Trans. Ancient Monuments Society,
vol 23, 1978.
Listing NGR: SK3894194731
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