The Hoyland Lowe Trust was formed in order to restore and preserve Hoyland Lowe Stand. Their aim is to protect the Stand for future generations to use and enjoy, carrying out a sympathetic and sustainable restoration.
This project will see the reconstruction of the tower, replacement of the roof and making the structure watertight to protect it from the elements. This will protect and preserve the building, allowing the trust to carry out further fund raising and project development in future years.
Hoyland Lowe Stand sits on the edge of Hoyland Village. It is thought to have been built around 1750 as a huntsman’s lodge with observation tower for Thomas WatsonWentworth. 1st Marquis of Rockingham. It is thought that the building may have been designed by Henry Flitcroft, a renowned architect of the time, experienced in Palladian architecture and responsible for recreating publications of the drawings by Inigo Jones.
The Stand is known to be built on the highest part of the Wentworth estate, being 609.75ft or 182.93m above sea level and has panoramic views eastward towards the North Sea. It is reputed that on a clear day York Minster can be seen from the top of the tower, giving a good vantage point of the lands and estates of both Wentworth Woodhouse and Stainborough Park.
The Trust was formed in order restore and preserve the stand and have produced a full business plan that takes a phased approach to its protection. The aim is to protect Hoyland Lowe Stand for future generations to use and enjoy, carrying out a sympathetic and sustainable restoration, increasing local awareness and providing a community resource. The group has received formal charitable status and has become well established within the local community of Hoyland and immediately beyond.
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Locations in the Dearne
All locations that are affected by this project are as follows: