Description: Dovecote Approximately 130 Metres South East of Chastleton House
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 253914
OS Grid Reference: SP2492628989
OS Grid Coordinates: 424926, 228989
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9588, -1.6387
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3/25 Dovecote approx. l30m SE of
27.8.57 (Formerly listed as Dovecote
at Chastleton House)
Dovecote. Dated 1762 for Thomas Fothergill. Regularly coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings, piers and alternating angle quoins carried up to gables;
stone slate roof with coped verges and carved apexes. Square plan with 4 gables
supported on segmental arches with voussoirs, projecting keystones and plain
impost bands. Rounded to apex of each gable, blind to north-east and south-west
sides and lead water spouts to corners. Open octagonal cupola to centre has lead
cap with ball finial. Inscription "THOMAS/FOTHERGILL/Esq./JUNE EY 2/1762 on
keystone of north-west arch. Interior. Loft supported on plain beam and joists
has trap door, pigeon nesting holes and ledges. Double butt-purlin roof in 2
bays has central truss with V-struts from tie beam to principal rafters.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p533)
Listing NGR: SP2492628989
Source: English Heritage
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