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Wadworth Hall and Attached Wing Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Wadworth, Doncaster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.469 / 53°28'8"N

Longitude: -1.1471 / 1°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 456711

OS Northings: 397258

OS Grid: SK567972

Mapcode National: GBR NXFB.F5

Mapcode Global: WHDDG.B2ZD

Entry Name: Wadworth Hall and Attached Wing Walls

Listing Date: 5 June 1968

Last Amended: 26 November 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314863

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334843

Location: Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Wadworth

Built-Up Area: Wadworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wadworth with Loversall

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

WADWORTH WADWORTH
SK59NE

5/69 Wadworth Hall and
5.6.68 attached wing walls
(formerly listed as
Wadworth with linked
garden and forecourt
walls)

GV I


Large house with attached wing walls, now offices. c1750 with early C19
service wing. By James Paine for Josias Wordsworth. Ashlar magnesian
limestone, Westmorland slate roof. Double-pile plan with 3 symmetrical
elevations. 2 storeys with attics, 4x3 bays with later 2-storey, 3-bay
service wing on right and wing walls attached to each corner. Entrance
front: central 6-panel door in architrave with double keystone breaking into
consoled pediment; tall plinth forms sill to flanking sashes with glazing
bars in corniced architraves. Outer bays have swept-shouldered surrounds to
architraves of similar sashes beneath segmental pediments. ist floor: sill
band; central semi-domed niche with shouldered architrave and moulded impost
to archivolt with scrolled keystone; architraved sashes with glazing bars to
each side have pulvinated friezes and cornices continued from niche impost.
Outer bays have sashes as centre but with shouldered architraves.
Modillioned cornice. 3 dormer windows with unequally-hung 12-pane sashes
beneath segmental pediments. Hipped roof with ashlar stacks to rear of
ridge. C19 wing on right has sashes with glazing bars and blind window to
lst-floor centre; hipped end to roof on right. Wing wall to right: plinth
continues from house around shaped wall having 6-panel door flanked by piers
on left of a quadrant curve with domed niche; heavy copings with ball-final
plinths. Left wing wall is similar but with open gate leading to left
return. Rear: central canted-bay projection with tall round-headed sash with
glazing bars in swept-shouldered surround to architrave, consoled pediment;
canted sides have unequally-hung 15-pane sashes in architraves beneath
floating cornices. Side bays each have pedimented sash. 1st-floor: sill
band links corniced sashes with glazing bars; central sash set beneath a
blind Diocletian opening. Wing walls similar to those at front but with
their doorways surmounted by rusticated arches with keystones beneath
pediments. Left return: central double doors beneath consoled cornice. 1st
floor: balustrade across recess with Ionic Venetian stair window.
Interior: entrance hall has Vitruvian-scroll dado rail; side-wall fireplace
with tapered columns having drops from lions' heads, egg-and-dart surround,
Vitruvian-scroll frieze and cornice with pediment; Rococo panel over has
elongated cornucopiae. Opposite fireplace an architraved wall panel with
cornice. Enriched 6-panel doors; that to former dining room in doorcase with
oak-leaf frieze and consoled cornice; 4 other doors have eared and round-
headed architraves. Stair hall, off to left, has cantilevered wooden
staircase with wrought-iron balustrade of acanthus scrolls, wooden handrail;
corniced plaster wall panels with egg-and-dart enriched architraves and swags
of flowers and fruit; excellent Rococo ceiling with oval centre panel.
Former dining room, to rear centre, has doorcase frieze carved with exotic
fruit; fine marble fireplace similar to hall but with carved centre panel.
Adjacent room also has excellent doorcases and fireplace.
M. Girouard, 'Wadworth Hall, Yorkshire', Country Life, Sept.1,1966,
pp 494-498.


Listing NGR: SK5671197258

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