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Dovecote at Faulston House, Bishopstone

Description: Dovecote at Faulston House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320640

OS Grid Reference: SU0728925631
OS Grid Coordinates: 407289, 125631
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0300, -1.8974

Location: Mill Lane, Bishopstone, Wiltshire SP5 4BQ

Locality: Bishopstone
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4BQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Faulston pigeon house, 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.

Listing Text

(north side)

Dovecote at Faulston House


Dovecote. Early Cl7. Flint with dressed limestone bands, conical
tiled roof with raised conical louvre at apex. Formerly of several
storeys, now open from ground to roof. North side facing Faulston
House (q.v.) has tall chamfered doorway, upper part now blocked, to
left is first floor planked door and recessed chamfered square
windows or loopholes. West side has blocked Tudor-arched opening
at upper floor level and several loopholes. South side has one
blocked and one open recessed chamfered window. Interior has stone
corbels to former first floor, walls above are lined with stone
pigeon boxes, renewed roof timbers. According to-local legend and
John Aubrey there were once four such towers around the moated
Faulston House, but this has not been substantiated.
(John Aubrey, The Natural History of Wiltshire, 1847)

Listing NGR: SU0728925631

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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