Gun Room, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough - Barnsley

Probably built as a banqueting house or a bath-house, the interior has exceptionally fine plasterwork. It was used as a gun room in the C19. Repairs to the walls and temporary repairs to the roof were completed in 2007, but a further phase of conservation is required to the interior which is in very poor condition. The management of the site has been taken over by the National Trust and it reopened to the public on 8th June 2019. The repair of the Gun Room has been discussed with the Trust.

Gun Room, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough - Barnsley
© Stephen Elliott, Purcell Miller Tritton

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    GUN ROOM
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1151066
    Local Planning Authority:
    Barnsley
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    Gun Room
    County:
    South Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Barnsley
    Parish:
    Stainborough
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Penistone and Stocksbridge
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I, CA