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Larger Dovecote at Tq 822 529 in Grounds of Former Leeds Priory, Leeds

Description: Larger Dovecote at Tq 822 529 in Grounds of Former Leeds Priory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 173832

OS Grid Reference: TQ8223052910
OS Grid Coordinates: 582230, 152910
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2462, 0.6096

Location: 3 Lower Street, Leeds ME17 1SQ

Locality: Leeds
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 1SQ

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Listing Text

TQ 822 529 (east side)

9/99 Larger Dovecote at TQ 822 529
in grounds of former
20.10.52. Leeds Priory
Dovecote. Mid to late C16 altered late C18. Red and vitreous
brick in English bond with diaper work. Ashlared stone quoins
to north-west corner. Rectangular lying north-south, approximately
20' board and 45' long externally, standing to height of approx
10', with walls approx. 3'6" thick. 1 1/2 storeys, with very low
undercroft to east side (where land slopes away). Galletted stone
plinth with chamfered stone coping. 3 large integral plinthed
red-brick buttresses to east side. North gable without diaper
work, but with remains of crow-stepped gable with moulded brick
kneeler. Roof missing, but photograph in National Monuments
Record shows arch-braced clasped-purlin roof with wind
braces. East wall has regular fenestration of 2 double-chamfered
rectangular brick windows to ground floor still partly rendered
to ressemble stone. Beneath each window plinth. interrupted by small
round-arched opening with brick voussoirs reaching almost to top
of plinth and giving access to undercroft. Double-chamfered
2-light rendered rectangular brick mullion window to north gable
with plain-chamfered mullion. Broad three-centred arched doorway
beneath it with chamfered ashlared stone head, jambs missing.
Interior: At least 2 broadly chamfered cross-beams below wall-plate
and further cross-beams to undercroft, joists missing. Walls
partly plastered, with brick nesting boxes throughout on both
floors, ledges in front broken away. Roughly 1 yard north of, and
aligned with, smaller dovecote. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
See smaller Dovecot for references.

Listing NGR: TQ8220052900

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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