Stable block and riding school, Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth - Rotherham

Monumental stable block and riding school, built in 1768 to the design of John Carr of York, situated to the north-west of the house. The roof coverings are deteriorating and there is erosion to the stonework, particularly inside the courtyard. The core of the estate has recently been purchased by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and urgent repairs have been carried out with the support of a grant from DCMS, managed by Historic England. A contract has also been placed for the reroofing of the Riding School.

Stable block and riding school, Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth - Rotherham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Stable Block and Riding School
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1203779
  • Local Planning Authority: Rotherham
  • Site Type: Stable


  • Building Name: Stable block and riding school
  • 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*

Contact Details

Giles Proctor 01904 601981

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England