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Dovecote, Exton

Description: Dovecote

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 187339

OS Grid Reference: SK9178411398
OS Grid Coordinates: 491784, 311398
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6925, -0.6434

Location: Exton, Rutland LE15 8AN

Locality: Exton
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 8AN

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Listing Text


4/55 Dove Cote


Large dovecote overlooking lake, late C18. Coursed squared rubble. Octagonal
2 storeys, with central ball finial and pinnacles. Projecting loggia round
4 southerly sides, with chamfered 4-centred arches, and shields in
spandrels. Beneath the loggia, a timbered roof on corbels, stone
feeding troughs for cattle, and blank windows with shallow arched head,
with voussoirs. Entrance to north, a flat archway with voussoirs at
1st floor level, arched and chamfered blank openings with dummy glazing
bars, and a timber eaves cornice with entrance holes for doves above
the stone cornice. Within, the upper walls are lined with nesting ledges,
and there is a potence.

Listing NGR: SK9269911215

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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