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Do you or your family want to create a lasting link with Wentworth Woodhouse?

Donations of £50.00 or more will be recognised on our ‘chain of support’ where your initials will be forged onto a link in the newly-restored baluster chains on the House’s East Front.

Only 1,800 links are available so be sure to act now and make your mark on a piece of South Yorkshire history!

How do I make a donation and forge a link?

  1. Download and complete a registration form here.
  2. Email a completed copy of the form to
  3. The Fundraising Team will be in touch to take payment and arrange for your requested initials to be forged onto a link.

Where will they be displayed?

The links will form part of the chains which link the lamp standards and balusters on our East Front so you will easily be able to find your link when visiting us!

Remember a Loved One with Forge a Link…

Do you have a friend or relative who has a connection with Wentworth Woodhouse? Maybe they studied here as a Lady Mabel College student or have an ancestral link to a member of staff who worked for the Fitzwilliam family?

Make a donation in your loved one’s name to the Forge a Link Campaign and their initials can be forged into Wentworth Woodhouse history forever as a fitting memento of their connection to the ‘big house’!

Here are some stories of local people who have remembered their loved ones as part of the Forge a Link Campaign…

Former Kimberworth Couple Linked to Wentworth Woodhouse Forever

Discover the heartwarming story of a former Kimberworth couple who will be linked to Wentworth Woodhouse forever.

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Forge a Link Campaign Links Past Family Connections at Wentworth

Discover the emerging stories of past family connections to Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Warship Captain Forges a Link with Wentworth Woodhouse

Discover the story of a former warship Captain and his connection to Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Remember an Occasion with Forge a Link…

Have you celebrated a meaningful occasion here at Wentworth Woodhouse you would like to commemorate? Maybe you attended a family member’s wedding or even got engaged here at the Mansion.

Make a donation in your loved one’s name to the Forge a Link Campaign as a fitting sentimental gift to commemorate their special day here at Wentworth Woodhouse.

Here’s a story from Ben Foster, who got engaged in 2021 here in the Marble Saloon:

I have been working with Wentworth Woodhouse for the past few years, creating the What’s On guides and other marketing material and I’ve visited the house various times. I shared some pictures with my wife and she said she wanted to go as she said it looked amazing.

We visited Wentworth together and she loved the House and Gardens, after reading Black Diamonds it made her fall in love with Wentworth even more – learning all about the history of the House and the people involved.

Knowing that she loved Wentworth Woodhouse after her visit, I planned to take her for Afternoon Tea for her birthday in November 2021 with her family. I then decided that I was going to propose to her on the day and I wanted to pop the question in the Marble Saloon. Because we couldn’t get access to the Marble Saloon early in the morning, I decided to book us on a guided tour so that we could get access to the room and I could propose before we had the Afternoon Tea. Then, after the proposal we could celebrate our engagement with her family while having Afternoon Tea in the Long Gallery.

I contacted the tour guide and she was very accommodating and helpful with what I had in mind for the proposal. The day came and it all went perfectly as planned and we had an amazing day. It also snowed that day while we were in the Long Gallery and the gardens looked beautiful.

We got married in July 2023 and I purchased the link as a birthday present for my wife in November 2023. I thought it would make a thoughtful present to have now that we’re married and the link will show her new initials ‘LHF’. That way, the memory of the proposal at Wentworth Woodhouse and our marriage is now linked to the house metaphorically and physically.