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Dovecote at Rear of Number 4, Embleton

Description: Dovecote at Rear of Number 4

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236973

OS Grid Reference: NU2332722317
OS Grid Coordinates: 423327, 622317
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4941, -1.6323

Location: W T. Stead Road, Embleton, Northumberland NE66 3UU

Locality: Embleton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3UU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dovecote S of Glebe 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

(West side)

14/83 Dovecote at rear
of No. 4 (formerly
31.12.69 listed as South
Dovecote, at the

Dovecote. Medieval or C17. Exterior coursed large sandstone rubble with cut
sandstone door surround; interior has sandstone bands between whinstone
nesting boxes except in upper part, where the boxes are of brick. Circular
plan with walls 1.1 metre thick at the base; convex profile with four set-

Boarded door on south in chamfered block surround; window opening above and
to left is later insertion. Interior: 10 sets of nesting boxes below remains
of wooden platform, and 5 above.

The dovecote lacks dateable architectural features, but its overall form is
similar to that of a group of dovecotes in the Tees Valley, e.g. Gainford Hall,
Barforth and Caldwell, some of which may be of late medieval date.

Listing NGR: NU2332722317

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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