Description: Dovecote About 370 Metres South of Bruton Church
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
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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T63SE BRUTON CP PARK WALL (North Side)
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
Source: English Heritage
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