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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1086132
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173833
Location: Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Leeds
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
LEEDS LOWER STREET
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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