Description: Dovecote, Approximately 75 Metres South East of Manor House
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246446
OS Grid Reference: SP5829001924
OS Grid Coordinates: 458290, 201924
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7130, -1.1577
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SP 5801 GARSINGTON SOUTHEND
11/58 Dovecote, approx 75 metres
18/07/63 south-east of Manor House
Dovecote. 1714 on rear of door lintel. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; old plain-tile roof. Square plan. Walls have plinth and are
quartered with flush ashlar quoining and banding; old plank door on west with
one-piece stone segmental-arched heady 2-light stone-mullioned openings at
high level on north and south. "I W" inscribed on quoin in south wall.
Pyramid roof with square wooden pyramid-roofed glover. Interior: Roof has one
row of purlins, ashlar-pieces to the rafters and a suspended octagonal ring-
beam bracketted from the principals. Intersecting beams at half-height have
central hole for potence-shaft. Walls are lined with stone nesting boxes.
Built for a member of the Wickham family.
(V.C.H. Oxfordshire, , p.136: Buildings of England, Oxfordshire, p.612)
Listing NGR: SP5829101925
Source: English Heritage
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