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Latitude: 51.2306 / 51°13'50"N
Longitude: 0.7455 / 0°44'43"E
OS Eastings: 591782
OS Northings: 151515
OS Grid: TQ917515
Mapcode National: GBR RVK.WTV
Mapcode Global: VHKK5.WB0G
Entry Name: Dovecote Circa 20 Yards South of New Shelve Farmhouse
Listing Date: 14 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186186
English Heritage Legacy ID: 173890
Location: Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Lenham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
LENHAM FORSTAL ROAD
TQ 95 SW (east side)
5/155 Dovecote circa 20
yards south of New
Dovecote, possibly dual purpose, now store. 1711, altered in C19.
Red brick with occasional grey headers in Flemish bond. Plain
tile roof. Circular, with conical roof capped off with lead
towards apex. On galletted stone plinth, with plat-band interrupted
either side of door. Band of large up ended bricks round top.
2 non-aligned inserted hatches to west, one above and one below
plat band. Later stable door in original door position to north
side. Datestone over door. Interior: Thick plastered walls
rebated to take a first floor. On ground floor, substantial
central post and cross-beam carrying C19 first floor joists. On 1st floor,
smaller circular central post morticed for shafts towards top
and base and with metal band round top, possibly remains of a
potence. Heavy tie-beam formerly spanning diameter of building, since
cut through. First floor ceiled above wall-plate level, probably
in C19. Plaster nesting boxes in upper area within living
Listing NGR: TQ9182151487
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