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Latitude: 51.2463 / 51°14'46"N
Longitude: 0.6096 / 0°36'34"E
OS Eastings: 582230
OS Northings: 152911
OS Grid: TQ822529
Mapcode National: GBR QSV.YRC
Mapcode Global: VHJMG.JY40
Entry Name: Larger Dovecote at Tq 822 529 in Grounds of Former Leeds Priory
Listing Date: 20 October 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1185691
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173832
Location: Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Leeds
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
LEEDS LOWER STREET
TQ 822 529 (east side)
9/99 Larger Dovecote at TQ 822 529
in grounds of former
20.10.52. Leeds Priory
Dovecote. Mid to late C16 altered late C18. Red and vitreous
brick in English bond with diaper work. Ashlared stone quoins
to north-west corner. Rectangular lying north-south, approximately
20' board and 45' long externally, standing to height of approx
10', with walls approx. 3'6" thick. 1 1/2 storeys, with very low
undercroft to east side (where land slopes away). Galletted stone
plinth with chamfered stone coping. 3 large integral plinthed
red-brick buttresses to east side. North gable without diaper
work, but with remains of crow-stepped gable with moulded brick
kneeler. Roof missing, but photograph in National Monuments
Record shows arch-braced clasped-purlin roof with wind
braces. East wall has regular fenestration of 2 double-chamfered
rectangular brick windows to ground floor still partly rendered
to ressemble stone. Beneath each window plinth. interrupted by small
round-arched opening with brick voussoirs reaching almost to top
of plinth and giving access to undercroft. Double-chamfered
2-light rendered rectangular brick mullion window to north gable
with plain-chamfered mullion. Broad three-centred arched doorway
beneath it with chamfered ashlared stone head, jambs missing.
Interior: At least 2 broadly chamfered cross-beams below wall-plate
and further cross-beams to undercroft, joists missing. Walls
partly plastered, with brick nesting boxes throughout on both
floors, ledges in front broken away. Roughly 1 yard north of, and
aligned with, smaller dovecote. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
See smaller Dovecot for references.
Listing NGR: TQ8220052900
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