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Dovecote, Circa 160 Metres North East of Newton Field Centre, Newton and Little Oakley

Description: Dovecote, Circa 160 Metres North East of Newton Field Centre

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 231109

OS Grid Reference: SP8856083412
OS Grid Coordinates: 488560, 283412
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4415, -0.6986

Location: Newton, Northamptonshire NN14 1BW

Locality: Newton and Little Oakley
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 1BW

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There is also a scheduled monument, A Late 16th Century House, Gardens and Dovecote, 300m West of Mill Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SP8883 Dovecote, circa 160 metres NE of
1337-0/12/178 Newton Field Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
Dovecote NE of Church of St. Faith)
Dovecote. Late C16/early C17. Squared coursed limestone,
closely laid in tight courses, pointed to about 1 metre above
ground level, then tail-bedded only. Collyweston stone slate
roof gable copings with miniature gables to ends and tips,
central coping ornamented with Tresham trefoils. 2 timber-
framed hipped louvres to ridge. Quoins. Low entrances left and
right, round- headed and chamfered, one right-hand one
retaining heavy double-rebated door with huge lock, in situ on
strap hinges. Left-hand one remained inside dovecote until
recently, but has apparently been burnt (only scattered iron
fragments from lock and hinge now survive). 2 rectangular
chamfered openings at high level. Central tablet reading
"MAURICE TRESHAM". Interior has thousands of L-shaped nesting
boxes in 2 separate lofy chambers. An outstanding dovecote,
exhibiting craftsmanship of the highest quality.

Listing NGR: SP8856083412

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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