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Dovecote, Circa 160 Metres North East of Newton Field Centre

A Grade I Listed Building in Newton and Little Oakley, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4415 / 52°26'29"N

Longitude: -0.6986 / 0°41'54"W

OS Eastings: 488560

OS Northings: 283412

OS Grid: SP885834

Mapcode National: GBR CVB.XWV

Mapcode Global: VHDR3.VW2Q

Entry Name: Dovecote, Circa 160 Metres North East of Newton Field Centre

Listing Date: 25 February 1957

Last Amended: 19 June 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192042

English Heritage Legacy ID: 231109

Location: Newton and Little Oakley, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: Kettering

Civil Parish: Newton and Little Oakley

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Geddington St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP8883 Dovecote, circa 160 metres NE of
1337-0/12/178 Newton Field Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
Dovecote NE of Church of St. Faith)
Dovecote. Late C16/early C17. Squared coursed limestone,
closely laid in tight courses, pointed to about 1 metre above
ground level, then tail-bedded only. Collyweston stone slate
roof gable copings with miniature gables to ends and tips,
central coping ornamented with Tresham trefoils. 2 timber-
framed hipped louvres to ridge. Quoins. Low entrances left and
right, round- headed and chamfered, one right-hand one
retaining heavy double-rebated door with huge lock, in situ on
strap hinges. Left-hand one remained inside dovecote until
recently, but has apparently been burnt (only scattered iron
fragments from lock and hinge now survive). 2 rectangular
chamfered openings at high level. Central tablet reading
"MAURICE TRESHAM". Interior has thousands of L-shaped nesting
boxes in 2 separate lofy chambers. An outstanding dovecote,
exhibiting craftsmanship of the highest quality.

Listing NGR: SP8856083412

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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