BALUSTRADED RETAINING WALL ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WORTLEY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1151016

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1986

Statutory Address: BALUSTRADED RETAINING WALL ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WORTLEY HALL, WORTLEY PARK

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Location

Statutory Address: BALUSTRADED RETAINING WALL ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WORTLEY HALL, WORTLEY PARK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Wortley

National Grid Reference: SK 31282 99545

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

WORTLEY WORTLEY PARK SK39NW 4/132 Balustraded retaining wall across east front of Wortley Hall GV II Balustraded retaining wall. Probably early C19 for the Wortley Hall estate. Rock-faced sandstone retaining wall, otherwise ashlar. 18 bays of balustrading set between intermediate and end dies; steps and detached pier at north end, balustrade returns to enclose 3 sides of recess at south end of terrace. End and alternate dies each have moulded plinth, sunken panels and cornice; end dies and freestanding pier are surmounted by vases with fluted covers and foliage-carved knops, others with ball finials. Plain intermediate dies linked by panels of turned balusters on moulded plinth and with corniced copings. Massive console bracket supports northern end pier. Return bays at south end of terrace are blind. Lady Caroline Creighton, wife of James Archibold Stuart Wortley, is credited with the surviving early C19 landscape scheme seen at Wortley Hall.

Wortley Hall, Labour's Home - 25 Years Souvenir, booklet p17.

Listing NGR: SK3128299545

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 334008

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 South Yorkshire,
Wortley Hall Labours Home 25 Years Souvenir Booklet,

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