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 600 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 and south wings are in very bad condition and largely vacant. The house has recently been purchased by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and urgent repairs have been funded by a DCMS grant, managed by Historic England. Work has started on permanent repairs to the South Wing.

Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth - Rotherham
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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


  • Building Name: Wentworth Woodhouse
  • County: South Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Rotherham
  • Parish: Wentworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wentworth and Dearne
  • Region: 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: D
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*