Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Address: Main Street, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TX
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An old estate church rooted in village history

This atmospheric, partly ruined building started life as a church in the 15th century but was converted to a mausoleum in 1877 after a new church was commissioned. Today, only the chancel and north chapel remain intact.

In the chancel, brass and stone memorials and alabaster effigies from the 16th and 17th centuries trace the powerful Wentworth family, These include one to the Earl of Strafford, a supporter of the Crown who was beheaded on Tower Hill just before the Civil War, and Charles Watson-Wentworth, the 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, who helped to negotiate an end to the American War of Independence.

Wentworth estate workers and villagers rest in the churchyard, including the 17-year-old Chow Kwang Tseay from China, baptised John Dennis Blonde. He was thought to have been rescued from ‘HMS Blonde’ and brought to Rotherham in 1847 as a 14-year-old.

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Road directions

5 miles north west of Rotherham, on B6090

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Elsecar (1.4 miles). Bus route numbers 227/690.

OS Reference No.

SK 384 983

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  1. Christine Didcott (10 Nov 2012, 16:37)

    I visited earlier this year when it was open to the public and was amazed at the amount of interesting things on display..I could have stayed for hours... the young man looking after it was so informative and you could tell for him it was a labour of love..sorry I can't remember his name but well done to him.I would recommend for anyone to go along next time it is open you will be amazed

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Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.