Wentworth is home to Wentworth Woodhouse, the historic seat of the Fitzwilliam family, which with its 600ft frontage is the largest of any house in England and is truly South Yorkshire’s best kept secret.
Wentworth was once again thrust into the public eye when Catherine Bailey released her recent best seller ‘Black Diamonds – The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty’, which centres around the Fitzwilliam family and their lifelong association with what is surely England’s grandest country house.
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Whilst in private ownership, visitors to Wentworth can still walk through beautiful, traditional English parkland and view the house and other features from close quarters. Incidentally the house provided the setting for the major BBC production of ‘Wives & Daughters’.
Although Wentworth Woodhouse is the dominant feature of the local area, Wentworth village itself is a beautiful example of a traditional estate village which has remained largely unchanged for centuries.
In and around the village are a large number of ‘follies’, buildings of a more or less purely decorative nature. There are principally four great ones – Hoober Stand, Keppel’s Column, The Needles Eye and The Mausoleum together with at least a dozen others of only slightly less importance.
Wentworth is a living, working community and boasts two beautiful churches, two well patronised country Inns, several shops and craft businesses (in addition to the garden centre) and is deservedly a very popular local visitor and tourist attraction.
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