The Hermitage, Southgate, Pontefract - Wakefield

The Hermitage consists of two below ground chambers hewn out of sandstone. The deeper chamber dates from 1386 and consists of a short corridor which leads to a spiral stair which descends to a well. The second chamber, known as the Oratory, is later and consists of a spiral stair which leads to a cell with altar and fireplace. At risk due to flooding. Following completion of a Hydrological Survey a solution to flooding has been identified and negotiations with the owner are progressing.

The Hermitage, Southgate, Pontefract - Wakefield
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE HERMITAGE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1135427
    Local Planning Authority:
    Wakefield
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    The Hermitage
    Street Name:
    Southgate
    Locality:
    Pontefract
    County:
    West Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Wakefield
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not 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:
    Health authority