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Wentworth

History

In 1822 Wentworth was in the parish of Wath upon Dearne, upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; the seat of the Rev. John Lowe, 5 miles NW. of Rotherham, 9 from Barnsley, 13 from Doncaster. Population was 1,269. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, in the deanry of Doncaster. Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam.

Rockingham Mausoleum

Cenotaph in Wentworth Park designed by John Carr of York for William Wentworth in memory of his uncle Charles Wentworth, Second Marquis of Rockingham, who was the Prime Minister during the 1770s. It was constructed 1784-93 and comprises a tiered three-stage monument with four freestanding diagonally-set, obelisks situated within a circular enclosure. The interior contains statues and various busts by Nollekens. The mausoleum was in a poor condition in 1987.

Church of Holy Trinity

The church which was built in 1491 and extended in 1684 for William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford. The chancel and chapel were restored in 1925 for the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam. Internal renovation work was carried out in 1985. The church is now partly derelict and in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund. The chancel and chapel are still in occasional ecclesiastical use. The tower is built of Ashlar sandstone. The rest of the church is of rubble sandstone with stone slate roofs.

Wentworth House

Wentworth, c1965.  (Neg. W233006)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2008. http://www.francisfrith.com
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Wentworth House was the seat of Earl Fitzwilliam, and Right Hon. Lord Viscount Milton, in the township of Wentworth. See Gallery »

Wentworth in 1879

Post Office at Mrs. Janet Foster's. Letters are received at 9 a.m. from, and are despatched at 6 p.m. to Rotherham, but Elsecar is the nearest Money Order Office.

Marked ¹ are in the employ of Earl Fitzwilliam, and ² reside at Harley

Thomas Abson, vict. Rockingham Arms
¹ George Airey, Gamekeeper, Rockingham Wood
Thomas Armstrong, Parish Clerk and Sexton
¹ Samuel Giles Austin, Farm Bailiff, father of Sir Herbert Austin
George Bower, Joiner and Wheelwright
¹ William Broadhead, Park Keeper
² Joseph Burgin, Farmer
¹ John Burrell, Saddler
²Cecelia Cape, Housekeeper
Isaac Charlton, Blacksmith
¹ Richard Christian, Kennel Huntsman
William Clark, M.D., L.R.C.S., Officer of Health and Public Vaccinator
¹ John Cobban, Woodman
William Coleman, Cart Owner
John Collier, Shopkeeper
James Cooper, Stonemason and Builder
Alfred Cousins, Joiner
Edward Crossley, Farmer, Ashes
¹ John McNaught Davis, hs. Steward
¹ William Dickie, Clerk of Works
Admiral Hon. George Henry Douglas R.N., Agent to Earl Fitzwilliam, Cortworth House
Mrs. Duke, Farmer, Barley Hall
Mrs. Annie Falding
Mr. Joseph Falding, Ashes
¹ Edward Fieldsend, Foreman Carpenter
Earl Fitzwilliam, K.G., Wentworth House; and Grovesnor Square, London
Mrs. Janet Foster, Postmistress
¹ William Foster, Gas Engineer
George Froggart, Farmer
²Jonathan Hammerton, Farmer
Mrs. Eliza Hartley
Frederick Henfrey, Farmer
Charles Hobson, Tailor
¹ William Hosburgh, Head Gamekeeper, Wood Nook
Mrs. Mary Howatt, Shopkeeper
Miss Elizabeth Hoyland, National Schoolmistress
George Hoyland, Butcher
²William Hoyland, Butcher
Frederick Humphrey, Plumber etc.
Joshua Jackson, Miller and Farmer, Wentworth Mill
Thomas Jackson, Farmer
John James, Rural Postman
Francis Johnston, Butcher and vict. George and Dragon
Thomas Lister, Librarian to Mechanics Institute
Rev. Henry Alex Macnaghton M.A., Vicar, and Chaplain to Earl Fitzwilliam, The Vicarage
¹ Richard Massey, Hoober House
¹ Henry Meades, Hall Porter
¹ George Mirfin, First Whip
National School; Jph. Train, Miss M. O'Neill, and Miss E. Hoyland, teachers
George Nicholson, Shoemaker
¹ Eshe Oates, Stud Groom
¹ William Oates, Office Clerk
Miss Mary O'Neill, National Infants' Schoolmistress
Joseph and Arthur Parkinson, Shoemakers
¹ John D'Arcy Peach, Veterinary Surgeon and Farmer
Mrs. Mary Ann Poles
William Poles, Grocer and Draper
¹ Henry Russell Potter, Accountant
² Mrs. Martha Rawlin, vict. Horse Shoe
Mark Redfern, Farmer, Barrow
¹ John Riley, Coachman
William Senior, Carrier and Hackster
²Henry Shaw, Farmer
²Thomas Shaw, Blacksmith
² Walter Shaw, Butcher
² Benjamin Smith, Beerhouse
² Charles Smith, Beerhouse
² Ezra Smith, Grocer and Wine Dealer; and Thorpe Hesley
² Mrs. Mary Smith, Farmer
² George Stancy, Farmer
¹ Thomas Stevenson, Pad Groom
Mrs. Hannah Stone
George Stones, Tailor
Joseph Train, National Schoolmaster, Barrow
² Benjamin Utley, Shoemaker
¹ James White, East Lodge Keeper
John Wood, Shopkeeper
John Wroots, Rate Collector, West Hall Fold
¹ John Young, Head Gardener
William Young, Farmer, Thorpefield

Carrier - William Senior, to Sheffield Tuesdays

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park estate»

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Wentworth Village

The Wentworth Follies

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