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Stainborough Castle

Hillfort

<b>Stainborough Castle</b>Posted by Kozmik_KenImage © Andy H
Nearest Town:Barnsley (0km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SE347062 / Sheets: 110, 111
Latitude:53° 33' 3.42" N
Longitude:   1° 28' 34.31" W

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Remains of an Iron Age Hillfort just south of Barnsley, this hilltop has seen an active history. It is thought to have been reused in Medieval times, followed by the building of a gothic folly by the Earl of Strafford circa 1730.

The site is now included in the Gardens of Wentworth Castle, a country house built in 1672 by Thomas Wentworth on the site of old Stainborough Hall.
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
29th December 2005ce

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Wentworth Castle Gardens


Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
30th December 2005ce

BBC South Yorkshire


Multimedia tour of Wentworth Castle Gardens
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
30th December 2005ce