Description: Dovecote Approximately 220 Metres South East of Northbrook Farmhouse
Date Listed: 9 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 243453
OS Grid Reference: SP4940722008
OS Grid Coordinates: 449407, 222008
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8944, -1.2834
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SP42SE KIRTLINGTON NORTHBROOK
4/68 Dovecote approx. 220m. SE of
Dovecote, now sheltershed. Late C17/early C18. Chequer brick with flared
headers; Welsh-slate roof. Rectangular plan. Walls have 4-course rusticated
quoins and a projecting brick band. Front has a small central doorway with a
heavy frame below a gauged flat arch incorporating a keystone carved with
acanthus. Ends have small openings at high level. Inserted openings to rear and
in right end. Hipped roof. Interior: 2 square chambers lined with brick nesting
boxes; door opens into recess in central cross wall. Northbrook was the site of
the C16/C17 mansion of the Dashwood family, demolished 1750.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.220; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.678).
Listing NGR: SP4940722008
Source: English Heritage
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