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Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Salvin

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Thorpe Salvin Hall

In the civil parish of Thorpe Salvin.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Rotherham.
1974 county of South Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK52138126
Latitude 53.32597° Longitude -1.21878°

Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Salvin has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.
This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Ruins of the mansion rebuilt in the mid-late 16th century for Hercy Sandford. In addition to the gatehouse the three-storey, nine-bay symmetrical south wall of the courtyard-plan mansion survives, the wall having round corner turrets, projections for external stacks and a central porch. The bases of the rear corner turrets survive, that on the right is linked by a section of plinth wall. The ruins are of limestone rubble. (PastScape)

Ruined mansion. Mid-late C16. For Hercy Sandford (d1582). Rubble limestone, no roof. 3-storey, 9-bay symmetrical south wall of courtyard-plan mansion having round corner turrets, projections for external stacks and central porch; bases of rear corner turrets survive, that on right linked by section of plinth wall. In Tudor domestic style with transomed, ovolo-moulded mullioned windows mostly of 3 lights. Large quoins, chamfered plinth. Central porch projection has doorway with double-chamfered surround and Tudor-arched lintel with hoodmould; blocked 3-light mullioned window over has hoodmould. Transomed 1st-floor window with hoodmould now has wooden pigeon holes; transomed 2nd-floor window beneath dripcourse. 3 bays to each side have blind central stack projections surmounted by sections of mulled friezes and with diagonally-set stack plinths; bay 2 collapsed above ground floor. Turret at left end ruined, that on right intact and with windows set on the curve, 2nd-floor window without mullions, string course beneath rebuilt parapet. Right return: plinth remains and has projection for stop-chamfered doorway; base of turret on right. Left return: base of rear turret with chamfered square-headed doorway attached. Interior: rear of facade has large ground-floor fireplaces of which the relieving arches remain; triangular- headed fireplaces to upper floors. Heraldic panels on the gatehouse (q.v.) point to the date of construction being 1565-82. The building was sold to Sir Edward Osborne in 1636. His successor Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby lived there until after his marriage; he became Charles II's chief minister and was created Duke of Leeds in 1694 after which time the family moved to Kiveton Park. (Listed Building Report)
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