Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth - Rotherham

One of the largest historic houses in England. Built for the 1st Marquess of Rockingham, the Baroque West Front in 1725 -35 and the 606 foot wide Palladian East Front in 1734 - 50, the latter designed by Henry Flitcroft. The house was further enlarged by John Carr in 1782 - 84. The north wing is in very bad condition and the rest is deteriorating. The house now belongs to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust. The reroofing of the south wing has been funded by a DCMS grant, managed by Historic England. Work has started on the reroofing of the Central Block, also funded by the DCMS.

Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth - Rotherham
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Wentworth Woodhouse
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1132769
    Local Planning Authority:
    Rotherham
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Country house

Location

    Building Name:
    Wentworth Woodhouse
    County:
    South Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Rotherham
    Parish:
    Wentworth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Wentworth and Dearne
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*