Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WHARNCLIFFE

WHARNCLIFFE, an estate of Lord Wharncliffe, in W. R. Yorkshire; near Oughtibridge r. station, and 6½ miles NNW of Sheffield. The mansion was built in 1510 by Sir T. Wortley; was the residence, during much of the first two or three years of her married life, of Lady Mary Wortley Montague; and was the birthplace of her son. The surrounding scenery is exquisitely picturesque. W. crags command a magnificent and extensive view: and W. chase was the scene of the ballad entitled "the Dragon of Wantley." W. Side is a hamlet about ½ a mile from Oughtibridge, and has cutlery manufactories and quarries.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "an estate"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Yorkshire AncC
Place: Wharncliffe

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