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Columbarium at Hawley Manor Dovecote to South West of Hawley Manor, Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley

Description: Columbarium at Hawley Manor Dovecote to South West of Hawley Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 172709

OS Grid Reference: TQ5488672048
OS Grid Coordinates: 554886, 172048
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4263, 0.2265

Location: A2, Sutton at Hone, Kent DA1 1PX

Locality: Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley
Local Authority: Dartford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: DA1 1PX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dovecote at Hawley Manor, 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.

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

Dovecot to south-west of
Hawley Manor
(formerly listed as
TQ 57 SW 3/75 1.8.52 Columbarium at Hawley Manor)


Dated 1556 on north-west gable but probably C17. The date does not appear on
a photograph of 1890. Large red brick square pigeon house laid in English Bond.
Pyramidal old tiled roof with curved gable to 3 faces. This is surmounted by
an elaborate glazed louvre with ogee-shaped tiled canopy having pendants which
were renewed in 1922. Moulded wooden eaves cornice. The interior contains
549 nesting boxes and 2 wooden beams with pegs used to gain access to the holes and
a smaller ladder to gain access inside the roof. This is a fine example of a
brick dovecot. (See article in Archaeologia Cantinna 1974). A.M.

Listing NGR: TQ5477872229

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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