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

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173833

OS Grid Reference: TQ8223052900
OS Grid Coordinates: 582230, 152900
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2462, 0.6096

Location: Lower Street, Leeds, Kent 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)

9/100 Smaller Dovecote at TQ 822 529
in grounds of former Leeds

Dovecot. Mid C16. Red and vitreous brick in English bond with diaper
work. Ashlared stone quoins to south-west corner. Rectangular,
approximately 20' broad and 18' long externally, standing to height
of approx. 10' with walls approx. 3'6" thick. Galletted stone
plinth with chamfered stone coping. Roof fallen in. Narrow door
less than 5' high towards north end of east wall, architrave of
ashlared ragstone with three-centred arched head, plain chamfer and
broach stops. Iron hooks for door to inside of architrave, and broad
oak lintel. Interior: nesting boxes from floor to eaves except in
north wall (rebuilt internally). 11 boxes vertically, with continuous
brick ledges to mouths of each row. Roughly 1 yard south of, and
aligned with, larger dovecote. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(P. Tester, Archaelogoia Cantiana Vol. 93, 1977 and Vol. 94, 1978.
J. Caiger, Two Kent Pigeon Houses, Archaelogia Cantiana Vol. 89, 1974).

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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