THE NEEDLES EYE

Located off Coaley Lane, opposite Street Lane near Wentworth Village, The Needles Eye is a 45m pyramid sandstone ogee arch situated on a now defunct road from Wentworth Woodhouse to Lions Lodge near Brampton Bierlow.

 

Legend has it that Earl Fitzwilliam built the structure as a result of a wager that he could drive his horse and carriage through the eye of a needle.

HOOBER STAND

Hoober Stand is a 30m (96ft)  high building, situated on a hill at 157m above sea level near Wentworth Village. Commissioned by Thomas Watson-Wentworth (1st Marquess Of Rockingham) and designed by Henry Flitcroft to commemerate the defeat of the 1745 Jacobite rebelion.

 

It is open to the public 2–5 p.m. on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from the Spring bank holiday weekend until the last Sunday in September and offers views panoramic views over South Yorkshire.

WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE

Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth. Its East front is 180m (606ft) long and the house boasts 365 rooms (one for each day of the year  and is surrounded by a 180 acre park.

 

The House was originaly Jacobean, but was rebuilt by Thomas Watson-Wentworth (1st Marquess Of Rockingham) between 1693 and 1750.

 

 

 

 

WENTWORTH CHURCH

The new church was commissioned in 1872 by the 6th Earl Fitzwilliam at a cost of around £25,000 and was designed by leaading Victorian architect John Pearson.

 

The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and can seat over 500 people.Its impressive 200ft spire can be seen for miles around.

WENTWORTH OLD CHURCH

The Old Holy Trinity Church, is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Wentworth. It is partly in ruins and stands close to a newer church also dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.

MAUSOLEUM

 

The Mausoleum was Commissioned in 1783 by the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam in memory of his uncle Charles 2nd Marquis of Rockingham. It is situated in Mausoleum Wood near the hamlet of Nether Haugh.

 

Like Hoober Stand it is open to the public on Sunday afternoons between 2-5pm between Spring Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday

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