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Description: Dovecote Approximately 50 Metres South of Old Place Yard House
Date Listed: 31 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 243570
OS Grid Reference: SP5833322193
OS Grid Coordinates: 458333, 222193
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8952, -1.1537
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BICESTER OLD PLACE YARD
3/95 Dovecote approx. 50m. S of Old
31/01/52 Place Yard House
(Formerly listed as "Old Palace Yard" and dovecote in
Palace Yard" and dovecote in
the grounds, Palace Yard)
Dovecote. Probably C17, altered C20. Limestone rubble with squared quoins and
some brick; old plain tile roof. Square plan. Slightly-battered walls rise from
a rubble plinth with double-stepped brick weatherings, and the upper stage has
small scattered C20 openings. Front has a central doorway plus an upper door,
now reached by a C20 concrete external stair. Pyramid roof has boxed eaves and a
perspex finial light. Interior: rubble walls are lined with nesting boxes and
have projecting stone ledges every third row; roof rebuilt C20.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.455).
Listing NGR: SP5833322193
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Source: English Heritage
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