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Buildings Carlton Carlton Hall Farmhouse
Lofthouse Pyemont House
Oulton The Nookin
Robin Hood NE Region Emergency Grid Control Centre
Rothwell Rothwell Castle, Rothwell Empire Cinema, Rothwell One Stop Area Office
Thorpe-on-the-Hill Thorpe Hall
Woodlesford Church of All Saints
Other Parks Rothwell Country Park
Miscellaneous Possible Roman settlement (Rothwell Haigh)
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Name Built Type Heritage status Town Village
Rothwell Castle
11th century Manor house Scheduled Monument Rothwell
Rothwell Castle was a timber castle or fortified manor house, which was built by Ilbert de Lacy in the 11th century. The manor, given its close proximity to Pontefract Castle, would have only been a satellite but would have been important as an administrative centre. The remains of the site are now a scheduled monument. Some notable nobles stayed in or owned the castle, with both King John and King Edward II staying at the manor and John of Gaunt owning it. Over several centuries, it fell to ruin and was rebuilt or modified, until eventually the last building on the site was demolished in 1976.
Carlton Hall Farmhouse
16th century Manor house Listed Carlton
Carlton Hall Farmhouse is a 16th century home and Grade II listed building in the village of Carlton. The home was formerly the manor house for the lords of Carlton and has had extensive alterations, particularly in the 18th century. The house was the birth place of Thurstan Hunt (c.1555 - 3rd April 1601), a Catholic priest, who was hung, drawn and quartered in Lancashire after being captured while attempting to rescue a fellow priest, and who was beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 22nd 1987.
Pyemont House
16th century Farmhouse Listed Lofthouse
Pyemont House (also spelt as 'Pymont House' and known as 'Pyemont House and Cottage') is a listed farmhouse in Lofthouse. While the brickwork suggests the house was built in the 17th century, the timber-framing suggests that part of the building is from the 16th century. The house is named after the Pyemont family, who inherited the house in the late 17th century.
The Nookin
16th century House Listed Oulton
The Nookin is a Grade II* listed building in Oulton that dates to the 16th Century, which architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner called the best piece of timber architecture in the district. While the date on the front beam is the 10th April 1611, this is likely the date of its renovation by Edward Tailor, and carbon dating has shown that this beam is upwards of 1000 years old.
Thorpe Hall
18th century Country House Listed Thorpe-on-the-Hill
Thorpe Hall (also spelt as 'Thorp Hall' and referred to as 'Thorpe Hall Farm') is a listed 18th century building that was the seat of Thorpe-on-the-Hill's local gentry, notably the Gascoigne and Proctor families. While the rainwater heads date the building at 1735, the hall incorporated a late-medieval timber framed wing. Once boasting "exceptionally fine decoration", it now stands derelict. The building is privately owned but vacant due to its "very bad" state, including a collapsed ceiling in one of the rooms. It is a priority A listed building meaning that there is an immediate risk of further rapid

deterioration or loss of fabric and no solution on its future has been agreed.

Church of All Saints
19th century Former church Listed Woodlesford
The Church of All Saints (also known as "All Saints Church" and now "All Saints House") was a Church of England church that opened in 1870 and closed in 1995. It is a Grade II listed building that is now a private home.
Rothwell One Stop Area Office
19th century Civic building Rothwell
The Rothwell One Stop Area Office, formerly known as the ‘Rothwell Urban District Offices’ and more commonly as the ‘Rothwell Civic Building’, is the historical administrative headquarters of the Rothwell Urban District Council and later was used as offices for Leeds City Council. The building was constructed from stone with a Gothic revival clock tower in 1895. It was expanded in 1940, and in 1974, it was renamed 'Rothwell Area Office' upon integration of the Rothwell Urban District into Leeds Metropolitan District. In the 21st century, it served as a One Stop Centre for Leeds City Council, but was declared surplus to requirement when the One Stop Centre merged with Rothwell Library to form the Rothwell Community Hub. Following this a local community group attempted to have ownership of the building transferred to the community, but Leeds City Council sold the property to a private company in 2023. The offices will be turned into 9 flats.
NE Region Emergency Grid Control Centre
20th century Bunker Robin Hood
The North-East Region Emergency Grid Control Centre was a concrete bunker that housed emergency controls for the North-East region's electricity grid. It was built in 1953, presumably by the British Electricity Authority (BEA), as one of eight such emergency controls in similarly remote areas to provide alternative controls for the electrical grid in case of attack or disruption to the main control centres. The bunker was situated next to other emergency utility buildings, including the PR2 Repeater Station, for telecommunications, and 'RAF Rothwell Haigh', which were offices next to the repeater station. The peacetime controls for the North-East region's electricity grid were at Becca Hall in Aberford.
Rothwell Empire Cinema
20th century Cinema Rothwell
The Rothwell Empire Cinema was a cinema that opened on 8th May 1913. The cinema closed between 1933 and 1935. By October 1935, the cinema had been converted into the Empire Ballroom and was given a new modern façade. It was replaced by Blackburn Hall in 1959, which is now a community theatre and centre with a flat floored auditorium and new stage constructed behind the former screen proscenium.
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