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Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin Dovecote Approximately 105 Metres North East
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305337
OS Grid Reference: SP1058958459
OS Grid Coordinates: 410589, 258459
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2242, -1.8464
There is also a scheduled monument, Kinwarton Dovecote, 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.
3/173 Church of St. Mary the Virgin,
01/02/67 dovecote approx. 105m. NE
Dovecote. Early/Mid C14 (Buildings of England); lantern probably C17 (VCH).
Rendered limestone with old tile roof. Circular plan. Small low entrance has
ogee arch and plank door. Louvred lantern and 2 louvred dormers with bird
openings. Conical roof. Interior: over 580 nesting holes in 17 tiers. Queen post
roof. Retains its potence, a rare surviving feature. Said to be the only relic
of a moated grange which belonged to the Abbey of Evesham.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire III, p.127; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.329;
Michael Thomas: Dovecotes The National Trust).
Listing NGR: SP1059358456
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Source: English Heritage
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