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Hoober Stand, Rotherham

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Hoober Stand is a 30-metre high tower on a ridge in Wentworth, South Yorkshire in northern England. It was designed by Henry Flitcroft for the Whig aristocrat Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Earl of Malton to commemorate the quashing of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It lies close to his country seat Wentworth Woodhouse. Its site is approximately 157m above sea level and from the top there are long-distance views on a clear day. It is open to the public 2–5 p.m. on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from the spring bank holiday weekend until the last Sunday in September. Hoober Stand is one of several follies in and around Wentworth Woodhouse park. The others include Needle's Eye and Keppels Column.
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  • After seeing the hoober stand on the film get santa and with it been close we went for a visit Lots of information given from the guide A good view on a clear day 
  • Been quite a few times as I live a few minutes away. Always clean and tidy. It's a work out going up the steps! Not for everybody, but if you like a bit of history and views (on clear days) it's spot ...  more »
  • We managed to find our way here and found it open. It feels a little magical right from the moment you get close at ground level. The stairs are not for the faint hearted but you can rest on the way u...  more »