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Dovecote About 370 Metres South of Bruton Church, Bruton

Description: Dovecote About 370 Metres South of Bruton Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261602

OS Grid Reference: ST6838534419
OS Grid Coordinates: 368385, 134419
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1082, -2.4530

Locality: Bruton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA10 0EZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Prospect Tower 230m South of King's School, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


280/5/128 Dovecote about 370 metres
South of Bruton Church
(also known as Pigeon Tower)

Dovecote. Possibly C16. Local stone with Doulting stone dressings; gabled on all four faces - now roofless - with finials to all but south side. Square plan; 3 storeys, floors now gone. Moulded cambered arched doorway on north east side, with 2-light chamfer mullioned windows to both levels over; to north west face 1, 2, and 1-light windows; 3 blocked windows on south east side - gable damaged over; low single light to South west face, other windows blocked; all window openings have holes for vertical rods; remains of a fireplace inside, room for 200 nests. Probably a C16 conversion into dovecote of earlier building by the Berkleys of former Bruton Abbey, used for habitation at some time - a C18 illustration shows a chimney in the roof; situation suggests sometime use as a watch tower.
(Bruton in Selwood; Couzens P, Abbey Press, Sherbourne, 1972)

Listing NGR: ST6838534419

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Source: English Heritage

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