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Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 138835
OS Grid Reference: SU6607352616
OS Grid Coordinates: 466073, 152616
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2689, -1.0543
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SU 6652 OLD BASING BASING HOUSE
C16. Inserted at the angle in the Garden Wall. An irregular octagon with a conical
(hipped) tile roof surmounted by a finial, the eaves being heavy beams on projecting
brackets. Red brickwork in English bond, with diaper patterning (incomplete) in blue
headers; offset and plinths. The doorway has a heavy solid frame; in the roof above
this is a dormer with a weather-boarded front of ledges and pigeon holes. Within, the
building is circular, with a casing of pigeon holes formed in chalk blocks (4 band each
of 5 levels interspersed with brick bands). Between the roof framing and a block fixed
in the centre of the floor is a potence a vertical spindle with arms (re-inforced by
brackets) supporting a ladder, for access to the pigeon holes.
Listing NGR: SU6613352592
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Source: English Heritage
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