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Smaller Dovecote at Tq 822 529 in Grounds of Former Leeds Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Leeds, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2462 / 51°14'46"N

Longitude: 0.6096 / 0°36'34"E

OS Eastings: 582230

OS Northings: 152901

OS Grid: TQ822529

Mapcode National: GBR QSV.YRD

Mapcode Global: VHJMG.JY32

Entry Name: Smaller Dovecote at Tq 822 529 in Grounds of Former Leeds Priory

Listing Date: 14 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173833

Location: Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Civil Parish: Leeds

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 822 529 (east side)

9/100 Smaller Dovecote at TQ 822 529
in grounds of former Leeds

Dovecot. Mid C16. Red and vitreous brick in English bond with diaper
work. Ashlared stone quoins to south-west corner. Rectangular,
approximately 20' broad and 18' long externally, standing to height
of approx. 10' with walls approx. 3'6" thick. Galletted stone
plinth with chamfered stone coping. Roof fallen in. Narrow door
less than 5' high towards north end of east wall, architrave of
ashlared ragstone with three-centred arched head, plain chamfer and
broach stops. Iron hooks for door to inside of architrave, and broad
oak lintel. Interior: nesting boxes from floor to eaves except in
north wall (rebuilt internally). 11 boxes vertically, with continuous
brick ledges to mouths of each row. Roughly 1 yard south of, and
aligned with, larger dovecote. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(P. Tester, Archaelogoia Cantiana Vol. 93, 1977 and Vol. 94, 1978.
J. Caiger, Two Kent Pigeon Houses, Archaelogia Cantiana Vol. 89, 1974).

Listing NGR: TQ8220052900

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