Wikipedia_linkWentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It served as “One of the great Whig political palaces”. Its east front is 606 feet (180m) long, making it the longest country house façade in Europe.

It was originally a Jacobean house, which was entirely rebuilt by Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham (1693–1750). It was later reduced to the status of a wing by the immense scale of the new great addition created by his son the 2nd Marquess, who was twice Prime Minister, and who established at Wentworth Woodhouse an important Whig powerhouse. In the 18th century, it was inherited by the Earls Fitzwilliam who owned it until 1979 (when it passed to the heirs of the 8th and 10th Earls), its value having appreciated greatly from the large quantities of coal discovered on the estate.


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