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Needle's Eye

Needle's Eye

Needle's Eye

Contact

Wentworth Estates

01226 742041

Address

Coaley Lane,
Wentworth,
Rotherham,
S62 7TF

Details

A pyramid, about 45 feet high of ashlar blocks of local coal measure sandstone surmounted by an ornamental urn and pierced by a tall Gothic ogee arch. Legend has it that Earl Fitzwilliam built the structure as a result of a wager that he could drive his horse and carriage through the eye of a needle. The position on the coach road supports this story, although the size of the archway is probably only sufficient to accomodate a small gun carriage. It straddles a now defunct private roadway which ran from Wentworth Woodhouse northwards to the Lion Lodges near Brampton Bierlow. It can be seen from Coaley Lane and reached via a signposted footpath leaving Coaley Lane almost opposite Street Lane.

Coach parties acceptedAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Prices

Free entry

Charge for Parking.

Directions

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Map reference: SK 391979  Lat: 53.47637 Long: -1.41234

Needle's Eye can be reached via a signposted footpath leaving Coaley Lane almost opposite Street Lane.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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