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Description: Dovecote at Knights Gate
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129864
OS Grid Reference: SP1475203913
OS Grid Coordinates: 414752, 203913
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7337, -1.7878
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SP 10 SW QUENINGTON CHURCH ROAD
(off west side)
6/238 Dovecote at Knights Gate (formerly
listed as Dovecote in grounds of
4.6.52 Quenington Court)
Dovecote. Reputed to be one mentioned in 1338, belonging to the
Knights Hospitallers, although thought by some to be C17. Small
round structure of rubble stone with projecting square section
string course about 0.5m below projecting eaves of conical stone
slate roof with retractable lantern "lid" with renewed stone ball
finial. Very small low doorway to west with timber lintel and
recessed plank door, slit vent over and to south. Inside wall is
perforated with about 600 dove holes stacked at an angle one above
each other inside wall, above rat rail around which moves revolving
ladder on central wooden pin, thought to be the original ladder (or
potence). Inside roof timbers have been strengthened with steel
(VCH, Gloucester, Vol,VII, 1981; David Verey, The Buildings of
England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SP1475003913
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Source: English Heritage
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