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Dovecote About 90 Metres North-East of Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

Description: Dovecote About 90 Metres North-East of Bretforton Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148625

OS Grid Reference: SP0871644224
OS Grid Coordinates: 408716, 244224
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0963, -1.8742

Location: Station Road, Bretforton, Worcestershire WR11 7HS

Locality: Bretforton
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 7HS

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Listing Text

SP 0844 - SP 0944
Dovecote about 90 metres
13/23 north-east of
30.7.59 Bretforton Grange


Dovecote. Probably C15 with some mid-C19 alterations. Coursed lias rubble
with tile roof. Rectangular plan. Entrance to east side has a square head
and chamfered surround (blocked); C19 entrance on west side has a brick
segmental head. Roof is of gablet form, the gables probably originally
forming entrance for birds. Internally, trusses have arch-braced collars
with clasped purlins. 19 rows of nesting boxes, with an alighting ledge to
every third row. A floor has been inserted. (Bond, C J: "The Estates of
Evesham Abbey: a preliminary survey of their medieval topography", Vale of
Evesham Historical Society Research Papers, Vol 4, 1973, p 21, fig 5; VCH, 2,
p 360).

Listing NGR: SP0871644224

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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