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Dovecote to the East of Allington Castle, Maidstone

Description: Dovecote to the East of Allington Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 173270

OS Grid Reference: TQ7523857952
OS Grid Coordinates: 575238, 157952
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2937, 0.5120

Location: Chatham Road, Boxley, Kent ME16 0NB

Locality: Maidstone
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME16 0NB

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Listing Text

(South East Side)
Dovecote to the east
of Allington Castle
TQ 75 NE 9/223 30.7.5l.

One of a pair built in the C12 as part of the Castle which was destroyed in
1174. Said by Lord Conway to be the earliest dovecote in England. A circular
stone dovecote without a roof but retaining the pigeon holes.

All the listed buildings at Allington Castle form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7522157907

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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