Building record 0070300000 - DOVECOTE AT DINTON HALL

Summary

Sixteenth century dovecote at Dinton Hall.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II) 1332926: DOVECOTE TO SOUTH WEST OF DINTON HALL

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Type and Period (1)

  • DOVECOTE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Radius 2764 mm
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
BUILT OF STONE RUBBLE. WALLS 3FT THICK. INTERNAL DIAMETER 18FT 4IN. S WINDOW & LANTERN AT TOP OF TILED ROOF. 300 COTES, SQUARE-MOUTHED WITH A TILE IN EACH FOR ALIGHTING LEDGE. POTENCE IN FAIR WORKING ORDER. DOVECOT IN ACTIVE USE TILL 1914 (B1). ILLUS (B2).
English Heritage's MPP Step 3 Report of 1995, describes condition of dovecote as very poor with part of the wall having collapsed due to a falling tree. The roof is also in poor condition. The site was recommended for scheduling in addition to its Grade II Listed Building Status (B3).
Grade II. Dovecote. C16. Coursed rubblestone with conical old tile roof. Circular plan with low doorway to east. Small 2-light gabled dormer at west and pyramid roofed lantern with entries at crown of roof. Interior lined with nest boxes. Central post rotates with ladder for access to nest boxes (B4).

Sources (4)

  • <1>SBC4531 Bibliographic reference: G Eland. 1923. ELAND G 1923 IN BUCKS P92. p92.
  • <2>SBC11391 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey. OS RECORD CARDS SP71 SE 15 AND 27 (IN CAS ENVELOPE FILES 0330 AND 0636).
  • <3>SBC19853 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 1995. English Heritage MPP Step 3 Report: Site Evaluations for Dovecotes.
  • <4>SBC19924 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Bucks: Aylesbury Vale: Parishes of Ashendon &C. p67.

Location

Grid reference SP 76557 10984 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish DINTON-WITH-FORD AND UPTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Feb 8 2018 12:26PM

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