Wentworth Woodhouse - England’s largest privately owned home - has been safeguarded for the future following years of uncertainty and decline.
Acquisition of Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham South Yorkshire
A grant of £3.5million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has provided the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (WWPT) with the final piece of the financial jigsaw needed to purchase the property.
Built by the Marquesses of Rockingham between 1725 and 1750, the east front is believed to be the longest of any English country house, at more than 180m. The main house is believed to have more than 200 rooms, with a run of state rooms behind the east front centring on the spectacular, double-height Marble Salon, considered to be one of the finest early 18th-century interiors in England.