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


  • 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