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Dovecote at Knights Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Quenington, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7337 / 51°44'1"N

Longitude: -1.7878 / 1°47'15"W

OS Eastings: 414752

OS Northings: 203913

OS Grid: SP147039

Mapcode National: GBR 4S9.BTL

Mapcode Global: VHB2M.YPQ8

Entry Name: Dovecote at Knights Gate

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Last Amended: 17 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153047

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129864

Location: Quenington, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Quenington

Built-Up Area: Quenington

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Coln St Aldwyn St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(off west side)

6/238 Dovecote at Knights Gate (formerly
listed as Dovecote in grounds of
4.6.52 Quenington Court)


Dovecote. Reputed to be one mentioned in 1338, belonging to the
Knights Hospitallers, although thought by some to be C17. Small
round structure of rubble stone with projecting square section
string course about 0.5m below projecting eaves of conical stone
slate roof with retractable lantern "lid" with renewed stone ball
finial. Very small low doorway to west with timber lintel and
recessed plank door, slit vent over and to south. Inside wall is
perforated with about 600 dove holes stacked at an angle one above
each other inside wall, above rat rail around which moves revolving
ladder on central wooden pin, thought to be the original ladder (or
potence). Inside roof timbers have been strengthened with steel
(VCH, Gloucester, Vol,VII, 1981; David Verey, The Buildings of
England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SP1475003913

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