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Wentworth Woodhouse, Gardens and Park Monuments

Saturday 28th September 2013

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Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, has been inaccessible to the general public for more than 60 years so this is a rare opportunity to visit one of the great mansions of the North.

The transformation of the original 17th century house began in the 1720s by Thomas Wentworth, later 1st Marquess of Rockingham, and resulted in what is still one of the largest and most impressive privately-owned houses in Europe.The magnificent East Facade measures more than 600 feet with 19 bays and a double flight of steps rising to an entrance portico. Behind this front are rooms designed by Henry Flitcroft, now largely empty, but originally filled with an extraordinary art collection.

Our tour includes 23 rooms and 3 staircases in the housr, and 57 acres of private gardens. In addition we will visit John Carr's Rockingham Mausoleum, built in memory of the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, and the Hoober Stand, designed by Henry Flitcroft to commemorate the defeat of the Jacobites in 1746.

There will be lots of walking in the course of the day so please wear comfortable shoes.

Places are limited and must be booked by 27 August.