The Georgian Monuments of Wentworth Woodhouse, 2nd edition

The Georgian Monuments of Wentworth Woodhouse, 2nd edition


NAJ 73/74 (2014). A5 book, 172 pp., 123 illustrations

This 2nd edition is revised, updated and focused on the Whig palace and the estate landscape, which is shaped by political gardening, agriculture and coalmining. In particular, it was shaped by the Wentworth Rivalry (with neighbouring Tory cousins at Wentworth Castle), the Jacobite ’45, the American War of Independence and by the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.

For details, see the Description below



~ Catherine Aldred, Chris Broughton (plus Cover), Howard Eaglestone, Andrew Naylor, Mark Stewart. The historical illustrations include maps and engravings.

Texts by Patrick Eyres:

  • ~ Introduction. Political Gardening and Estate Improvement
  • ~ I. Inheritance and Elevation: The Hanoverian Whig Landscape of the 1st Marquis of Rockingham.
  • ~ II. Monuments to Peace: The Rockingham Whig Landscape of the 2nd Marquis.
  • ~ III. Agriculture and Coalmining: The Improvements of the 2nd Marquis and the 4th Earl Fitzwilliam.
  • ~ Select Bibliography and Endnotes.
  • Appendices, with Commentaries by Patrick Eyres:

  • ~ 1. Inscription, Monument to Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, Wentworth Old Church, c.1689.
  • ~ 2. Inscription, Monument to Henrietta Maria Stanley, Countess of Strafford, Wentworth Old Church, 1689.
  • ~ 3. Inscription, Monument to William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford, York Minster, c.1700.
  • ~ 4. Inscription, Monument to Thomas Watson-Wentworth, York Minster, c.1731.
  • ~ 5. Drinking Song, To you fine folk at Wentworth House, Sir John Finch, 1740.
  • ~ 6. Poem, 1741, anon., 1741.
  • ~ 7. Poem, An Occasional Draught of the Gardens at Wentworth House, anon., c.1746.
  • ~ 8. Poem, The Description of a Place supposed by an Aged Gentleman who had not seen it of Thirty Years, anon., c.1750.
  • ~ 9. Inscription, Pedestal, Statue of Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, The Rockingham Monument, 1789.