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Dovecote About 370 Metres South of Bruton Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bruton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1082 / 51°6'29"N

Longitude: -2.453 / 2°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 368383

OS Northings: 134424

OS Grid: ST683344

Mapcode National: GBR MX.BJB9

Mapcode Global: VH8BG.FDKS

Plus Code: 9C3V4G5W+7R

Entry Name: Dovecote About 370 Metres South of Bruton Church

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261602

ID on this website: 101056424

Location: Bruton, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Bruton

Built-Up Area: Bruton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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PARK WALL (North Side)
Dovecote about 370 metres South of Bruton Church
(also known as Pigeon Tower)


Dovecote. Possibly C16. Local stone with Doulting stone dressings; gabled on all four faces - now roofless - with finials to all but south side. Square plan; 3 storeys, floors now gone. Moulded cambered arched doorway on north east side, with 2-light chamfer mullioned windows to both levels over; to north west face 1, 2, and 1-light windows; 3 blocked windows on south east side - gable damaged over; low single light to South west face, other windows blocked; all window openings have holes for vertical rods; remains of a fireplace inside, room for 200 nests. Probably a C16 conversion into dovecote of earlier building by the Berkleys of former Bruton Abbey, used for habitation at some time - a C18 illustration shows a chimney in the roof; situation suggests sometime use as a watch tower.
(Bruton in Selwood; Couzens P, Abbey Press, Sherbourne, 1972)

Listing NGR: ST6838334424

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