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Latitude: 54.5909 / 54°35'27"N
Longitude: -1.6524 / 1°39'8"W
OS Eastings: 422558
OS Northings: 521795
OS Grid: NZ225217
Mapcode National: GBR JHXC.12
Mapcode Global: WHC5G.LVBY
Entry Name: Dovecote 45 Metres East of Manor House
Listing Date: 16 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121194
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110861
Location: Houghton Le Side, Darlington, DL2
Civil Parish: Houghton le Side
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Ingleton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 22 SW HOUGHTON-LE-SIDE HOUGHTON BANK LANE
(East side, off)
2/17 Dovecote 45 metres
east of Manor House
Large dovecote. C17 or earlier. Coursed rubble painted white. Stone-flagged
roof. Circular plan.
Tapering, slightly-convex elevation. 3 stages defined by stone ledges. Lowest
stage has 2 squat, broached buttresses on south. Low west doorway with
alternating jambs and chamfered lintel. Top stage has double entrance holes
with ledges on east. Low-pitched roof with 6 radiating tiled ridges. Stone-
lined interior with ledges and nesting boxes.
One of the largest and best preserved examples in County Durham.
Listing NGR: NZ2255821795
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