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Dovecote Circa 20 Yards South of New Shelve Farmhouse, Lenham

Description: Dovecote Circa 20 Yards South of New Shelve Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 173890

OS Grid Reference: TQ9178251515
OS Grid Coordinates: 591782, 151515
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2306, 0.7455

Location: Ashford Road, Lenham, Kent ME17 2DR

Locality: Lenham
Local Authority: Maidstone Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: ME17 2DR

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Listing Text

TQ 95 SW (east side)

5/155 Dovecote circa 20
yards south of New
Shelve Farmhouse
Dovecote, possibly dual purpose, now store. 1711, altered in C19.
Red brick with occasional grey headers in Flemish bond. Plain
tile roof. Circular, with conical roof capped off with lead
towards apex. On galletted stone plinth, with plat-band interrupted
either side of door. Band of large up ended bricks round top.
2 non-aligned inserted hatches to west, one above and one below
plat band. Later stable door in original door position to north
side. Datestone over door. Interior: Thick plastered walls
rebated to take a first floor. On ground floor, substantial
central post and cross-beam carrying C19 first floor joists. On 1st floor,
smaller circular central post morticed for shafts towards top
and base and with metal band round top, possibly remains of a
potence. Heavy tie-beam formerly spanning diameter of building, since
cut through. First floor ceiled above wall-plate level, probably
in C19. Plaster nesting boxes in upper area within living

Listing NGR: TQ9182151487

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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