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Dovecote 100 Metres South East of Holfield Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.878 / 51°52'40"N

Longitude: 0.6604 / 0°39'37"E

OS Eastings: 583220

OS Northings: 223279

OS Grid: TL832232

Mapcode National: GBR QKC.CR5

Mapcode Global: VHJJL.D2H5

Entry Name: Dovecote 100 Metres South East of Holfield Grange

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116034

Location: Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Coggeshall

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Coggeshall with Markshall

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 82 SW


Dovecote 100 metres
south-east of Holfield


Dovecote and stables. C18. Red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red
plain tiles. Square plan with entrance to NE. 2 storeys. NE elevation, ground
floor, 2 C19 casements with segmental arches, and central stable door with
lintel. First floor, door to dovecote with overlight of 6 panes. SW elevation,
Large imitation window with 2-centred head and imitation glazing bars painted on
plaster. Moulded wooden eaves cornice. Pyramidal roof with leaded hips.
Square cupola with lead ogee roof and dentilled wooden cornice, and lead pigeon
on roof. The ground floor is divided into 2 stables, boarded all round to a
height of approximately 2 metres, the central partition boarded to a height of
approximately 1.20 metres, with a wrought iron grill above. In each stable is
an attached C19 cast iron corner fixture comprising a combined water trough and
feed rack. The dovecote occupies the upper floor, with an internal vertical
ladder to it. The nesting boxes are complete, approximately 90 on the NW side,
90 on the SE side and 120 on the SW side, made of brick with alighting racks of
wood. Others added at eaves level. The roof and pigeon entry are complete and
original; the stables may have been inserted in the C19. Shown on tithe map of
1853, Great Coggeshall (Essex Record Office, D/CT 87).

Listing NGR: TL8322023279

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