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Description: Dovecot at Flixton Hall
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282261
OS Grid Reference: TM3049285903
OS Grid Coordinates: 630492, 285903
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4225, 1.3885
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FLIXTON BY BUNGAY
TM 38 NW
2/1 Dovecot at Flixton Hall
(formerly listed as Pigeon
1.9.53 Cote, Flixton Hall)
Dovecot to the former Flixton Hall. Early C17. Red brick and plaintiles.
Circular, with a conical roof; the brick is laid in English Bond, and the roof
surmounted by an octagonal wooden cupola with semi-circular arched openings
and concave roof. 3 square window openings at different levels, with
chamfered surrounds to the brickwork: one has an original leaded-paned
casement window. A small original doorway, set high with chamfered surround
and plank door. Inside, 23 tiers of small, square nesting boxes are set into
the walls. A central post, with a circular platform on top about 15 feet from
the ground, has a ladder joined to it. The ladder has a single central shaft
to which rungs are attached, and rotates with the post so that the nesting-
boxes can be reached.
Listing NGR: TM3049285903
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Source: English Heritage
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