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Dovecote 45 Metres East of Manor House, Houghton Le Side

Description: Dovecote 45 Metres East of Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 110861

OS Grid Reference: NZ2255821795
OS Grid Coordinates: 422558, 521795
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5908, -1.6524

Location: Houghton Lane, Houghton-le-Side, Darlington DL2 2XH

Locality: Houghton Le Side
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 2XH

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Listing Text

(East side, off)
2/17 Dovecote 45 metres
east of Manor House
Large dovecote. C17 or earlier. Coursed rubble painted white. Stone-flagged
roof. Circular plan.
Tapering, slightly-convex elevation. 3 stages defined by stone ledges. Lowest
stage has 2 squat, broached buttresses on south. Low west doorway with
alternating jambs and chamfered lintel. Top stage has double entrance holes
with ledges on east. Low-pitched roof with 6 radiating tiled ridges. Stone-
lined interior with ledges and nesting boxes.
One of the largest and best preserved examples in County Durham.

Listing NGR: NZ2255821795

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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