Lowe Stand

Lowe Stand is an 18th-century folly built for Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, and likely originally intended as a hunting lodge.[1] It is situated in the South Yorkshire town of Hoyland, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Barnsley. Today the stand is a Grade II listed building[2] but is in a fairly advanced state of decay.[1] In 2008 the deeds were handed over from the council to voluntary group, the Friends of Hoyland Lowe Stand (now the Lowe Stand Trust).[3] The council has given permission to restore it according to the plan produced.[4]

Hoyland Lowe Stand


  1. ^ a b "The tower, the tourists and a new lease of life for heritage that crumbled away". Yorkshire Post. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1151093)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Group hopes for a start on Lowe Stand". Barnsley Chronicle. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Restoration of tower given OK". Barnsley Chronicle. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°30′15″N 1°27′14″W / 53.5042°N 1.4539°W / 53.5042; -1.4539