Keppels Column, Admirals Crest, Thorpe Common - Rotherham

Monumental column built 1773 to 1780 to the design of John Carr of York. Now on the edge of Wentworth Woodhouse Estate and a landmark on the approach to Rotherham. Emergency repairs have been carried out to the viewing platform and stairwell, but there are significant structural cracks and stonework erosion. Historic England grant has supported project development which is intended to lead to repair.

Keppels Column, Admirals Crest, Thorpe Common - Rotherham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: KEPPELS COLUMN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1314632
  • Local Planning Authority: Rotherham
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument


  • Building Name: Keppels Column
  • Street Name: Admirals Crest
  • Locality: Thorpe Common
  • County: South Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Rotherham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rotherham
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*, CA