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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041790
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236973
Location: Embleton, Northumberland, NE66
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
NU 2322 EMBLETON SUNNY BRAE
14/83 Dovecote at rear
of No. 4 (formerly
31.12.69 listed as South
Dovecote, at the
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-
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
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