Wortley Hall

Wortley Hall is a stately home in the small South Yorkshire village of Wortley, located south of Barnsley.wikipedia
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Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.
Wortley was the son of Sir Richard Wortley, of Wortley Hall, Yorkshire and his wife Elizabeth Boughton daughter of Edward Boughton, of Cawston, Warwickshire (afterwards Countess of Devonshire).

Wortley, South Yorkshire

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Wortley Hall is a stately home in the small South Yorkshire village of Wortley, located south of Barnsley.
Located in Wortley is Wortley Hall, a Grade II listed building since 1990.

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Wortley Hall is a stately home in the small South Yorkshire village of Wortley, located south of Barnsley.
Other heritage sites include Wortley Top Forge, Wortley Hall, Wentworth Castle, Monk Bretton Priory and Pot House Hamlet.

Edward Wortley Montagu (diplomat)

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The Hall was significantly remodelled by Giacomo Leoni in 1742–46 and the East Wing added in 1757–61 for Sir Edward Wortley Montagu, MP and Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire who died in 1761.
He succeeded his father in 1727, inheriting Wortley Hall, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

Giacomo Leoni

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The Hall was significantly remodelled by Giacomo Leoni in 1742–46 and the East Wing added in 1757–61 for Sir Edward Wortley Montagu, MP and Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire who died in 1761.
Leoni had been commissioned by Edward and Caroline Wortley to rebuild the decayed Wortley Hall.

Earl of Wharncliffe

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Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Baron Wharncliffe was created Earl of Wharncliffe in 1876.
The family seat was Wortley Hall but the present Earl, Richard Wortley, is a distantly-related construction worker from Maine, USA.

English country house

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Wortley Hall is a stately home in the small South Yorkshire village of Wortley, located south of Barnsley.

South Yorkshire

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Wortley Hall is a stately home in the small South Yorkshire village of Wortley, located south of Barnsley.

Labour movement

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For more than six decades the hall has been chiefly associated with the British Labour movement.

Trade union

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It is currently used by several trades unions and other organisations as a venue for residential training courses and other meetings, as well as for purely social gatherings.

Wedding

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The hall is a licensed venue for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, and is open to day visitors who wish to explore its formal gardens and extensive grounds.

Civil union

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The hall is a licensed venue for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies, and is open to day visitors who wish to explore its formal gardens and extensive grounds.

English Civil War

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Wentworth Woodhouse

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Cavalier

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Charles I of England

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Dragoon

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During the English Civil War his son Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Baronet, like his powerful ally Sir Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, was a Royalist and fought for the King, allowing Wortley Hall to be used as a garrison for 150 dragoons.

Tower of London

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However, in 1644 Sir Francis was captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London and on his release in 1649 obliged to pay a heavy fine to recover his property.

Committee for Compounding with Delinquents

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However, in 1644 Sir Francis was captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London and on his release in 1649 obliged to pay a heavy fine to recover his property.

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

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Wortley then eventually descended to an illegitimate daughter who married Sidney Montagu, second son of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, c.1670.

Ottoman Empire

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The Hall was significantly remodelled by Giacomo Leoni in 1742–46 and the East Wing added in 1757–61 for Sir Edward Wortley Montagu, MP and Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire who died in 1761.

Mary Stuart, Countess of Bute

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He left it to his daughter Mary, who had married Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

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He left it to his daughter Mary, who had married Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.

James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie

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From her it passed in 1794 to their son, Colonel James Archibald Stuart (1747–1818), who added the surname Wortley to his own (and later also added Mackenzie).