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 house now belongs to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust. North Wing in very bad condition and West Front in poor repair. The south wing has been reroofed, funded by a DCMS grant managed by Historic England. Work is well advanced on the reroofing of the East Front, Central Block, also DCMS funded.

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*

Contact Details

Giles Proctor 01904 601981