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Description: Dovecote Approximately 80 Metres to South West of the Isle
Date Listed: 27 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 259069
OS Grid Reference: SJ4590916686
OS Grid Coordinates: 345909, 316686
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7451, -2.8027
BICTON C.P. -
SJ 41 NE
SJ 4591 1668
6/9 Dovecote approx. 80
- metres to south-west of
Summerhouse, now dovecote. Late C17 or early C18, altered and heightened
in the mid-C18. Red brick with some grey sandstone ashlar dressings.
Pyramidal plain tile roof. Square plan. Plinth with moulded stone top,
chamfered stone quoins (to earlier lower part only),set forward to top
part, dentil brick eaves cornice, and louvred square wooden glover with
pyramidal lead cap and weathervane. Boarded door to south-east with
rectangular overlight and gauged-brick head; square opening for doves in
later top stage above. Recessed blind or blocked window to north-west with
gauged-brick head. Plastered interior with nesting boxes. Although it
might have been built as a dovecote it is possible that it might initially
have been built as a summerhouse. It stands in the immediate grounds of
The Isle (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SJ4590916686
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Source: English Heritage
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