Gun Room, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough - Barnsley

Probably built as a banqueting house or a bath-house, it was used as a gun room in the C19. The interior has exceptionally fine plasterwork. Repairs to the walls and roof were carried out in 2006 and 2007, but a further phase of conservation is required to the interior which is in very poor condition. The trust running the site has been wound up and the management of the site has reverted to the local authority. Alternative management of the site is under discussion.

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:
    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