Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, England
Record Id: 3459
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Wentworth Castle has early formal pleasure grounds and a landscape park. The site received some publicity from the BBC2 programme 'Restoration', and funding has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the house and grounds. This work is currently ongoing. The main house is currently (2008) the site for the Northern College for Resident Adult Education. It is envisaged that tours of the house will be available once the renovation work is complete.
Brief history of site
The layout dates from 1708-39 by the 1st Earl Strafford (2nd creation), and from 1739-91, by the 2nd Earl.
Address: Lowe Lane, Stainborough, S75 SEN
South Yorkshire; Barnsley; Stainborough
Historical County: Yorkshire
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The site is off junction 37 of the M1.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open daily from 10 am. Closing times are earlier in the winter. Please see:http://www.wentworthcastle.org/visit-us/opening-times/
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: college
Site first created: 1708 to 1791
Main period of development: Early 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 300