In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wentworth like this:
WENTWORTH, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Wath-upon-Dearne parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles ENE of Chapeltown r. station, and 4¾ N W of Rotherham; is a pretty place; and has a post-office under Rotherham, and a neat mechanics' institution, with a good library. The township includes three hamlets and a part, and comprises 2,308 acres. Real property, £4,681. Pop. in 1851, 1,556; in 1861, 1,650. Houses, 333. The manor, with W. House, belongs to Earl Fitzwilliam. ...
W. House was built by the first Marquis of Rockingham; has a principal front, of centre and two wings, upwards of 600 feet long; is adorned, at the centre, with a magnificent hexastyle Corinthian portico; includes a gallery 130 feet long, and a hall 60 feet by 40; contains a rich collection of paintings and other works of art; and stands in beautiful grounds of more than 1,500 acres, containing a splendid Grecian mausoleum to the Marquis of Rockingham, in three stories, terminating in a cupola, and 90 feet high.The chapelry is less extensive than the township. Pop., 1,273. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £125.* Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and alms-house hospitals for 12 persons.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Wentworth has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rotherham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Wentworth and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wentworth, in Rotherham and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th June 2013
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