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Dovecote 100 Metres North of St Lawrence's Chapel, Barforth

Description: Dovecote 100 Metres North of St Lawrence's Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 111595

OS Grid Reference: NZ1641716256
OS Grid Coordinates: 416417, 516256
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5413, -1.7478

Location: Barforth, Durham DL2 3RT

Locality: Barforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3RT

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Lawrence's Chapel, Manorial Settlement Remains and Dovecote, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


4/6 Dovecote 100 metres
north of St.
19.1.52 Lawrence's Chapel


Dovecote, probably late medieval. Roughly-coursed rubble with some cut
dressings. Circular, c. 5.0 metres internal diameter. Exterior: beehive
profile with 3 alighting bands; small doorway facing north-west seems to be
enlargement of chamfered window or hatch; top ruinous. Interior: 13 tiers of
stone nesting boxes with shelves below.

One of the distinctive Tees Valley dovecotes, c.f. Gainford Hall, Caldwell and

Listing NGR: NZ1641716256

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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