Needle's Eye in 2015
|OS grid reference|
|Built||Mid-late 18th century|
|Official name: Needle's Eye|
|Designated||29 March 1968|
Needle's Eye is a 14-metre (46 ft) pyramid Grade II* listed building which is situated in Wentworth, South Yorkshire in northern England. Needle's Eye is one of several follies in and around Wentworth Woodhouse park; the others include Hoober Stand and Keppel's Column.
It was constructed approximately in the mid-late 18th century and believed to have been made in order to win a wager, where the second Marquis of Rockingham claimed he was able to "drive a coach and horses through an eye of a needle". John Carr designed Needle's Eye alongside some other follies in the area.
Needle's Eye is situated between two disused horse and carriage paths. The area is open to public.
It is a pyramid made of sandstone topped with a funerary urn, encompassing an archway of approximately 3-metre (9.8 ft). The wideness of the archway is roughly enough for a coach and horses to pass through, which fits its alleged purpose of creation.