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Dovecote to the South West of Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

Description: Dovecote to the South West of Kentwell Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 278293

OS Grid Reference: TL8630447882
OS Grid Coordinates: 586304, 247882
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0979, 0.7185

Location: Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA

Locality: Long Melford
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9BA

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Listing Text

5377 Long Melford
Dovecote to the
south-west of
Kentwell Hall
TL 84 NE 6/542

A C18 red brick square dovecote with a raised brick band dividing the
elevations horizontally. On the east side there are 3 small high level
casement windows and a central doorway. Roof tiled, pyramid in form with
a cornice moulded platform at the apex, surmounted by an open cupola with
a small "Diocletian" access opening on each side. The dovecote is said
to be the largest in Suffolk and has approximately 144 brick built nesting
boxes on each wall and an access ladder which revolves on a central post,
still in perfect working order.

Listing NGR: TL8630447882

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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