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Dovecote to North East of Rose Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dalston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.808 / 54°48'28"N

Longitude: -2.9797 / 2°58'46"W

OS Eastings: 337129

OS Northings: 546346

OS Grid: NY371463

Mapcode National: GBR 7DMV.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH80G.6DCY

Entry Name: Dovecote to North East of Rose Castle

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78289

Location: Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Dalston

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Raughton Head All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


Dovecote to north-
east of Rose Castle,
formerly listed with
Rose Castle

G.V. II*

Former Dovecote. Dated 1700 over entrance. Large blocks of coursed red
sandstone (probably from part of the medieval castle) on squared plinth with
flush quoins, gable string course; sandstone slate roof with coped gables and
kneelers. Small, almost square, 1½ storeys. Chamfered-surround entrance in
gable wall, with dated lintel. Small oculi above. Small square opening in
opposite gable. Interior has its complete boulins on 3 sides. See Transactions
Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, old series, ix,
p425. Mention of a dovecote in a Parliamentary survey of 1649 may indicate that
the building is earlier than the date. Other references refer to the dovecote
as having been a watch tower. Has G.V. with Rose Castle.

Listing NGR: NY3712946346

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