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Dovecote at Rear of Number 4

A Grade II* Listed Building in Embleton, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4941 / 55°29'38"N

Longitude: -1.6323 / 1°37'56"W

OS Eastings: 423327

OS Northings: 622317

OS Grid: NU233223

Mapcode National: GBR K41X.DB

Mapcode Global: WHC16.W5WH

Entry Name: Dovecote at Rear of Number 4

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Last Amended: 1 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236973

Location: Embleton, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Embleton

Built-Up Area: Embleton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Embleton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 2322 EMBLETON SUNNY BRAE
(West side)

14/83 Dovecote at rear
of No. 4 (formerly
31.12.69 listed as South
Dovecote, at the
Glebe)
II*

Dovecote. Medieval or C17. Exterior coursed large sandstone rubble with cut
sandstone door surround; interior has sandstone bands between whinstone
nesting boxes except in upper part, where the boxes are of brick. Circular
plan with walls 1.1 metre thick at the base; convex profile with four set-
backs.

Boarded door on south in chamfered block surround; window opening above and
to left is later insertion. Interior: 10 sets of nesting boxes below remains
of wooden platform, and 5 above.

The dovecote lacks dateable architectural features, but its overall form is
similar to that of a group of dovecotes in the Tees Valley, e.g. Gainford Hall,
Barforth and Caldwell, some of which may be of late medieval date.

Listing NGR: NU2332722317

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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