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Latitude: 51.9547 / 51°57'17"N
Longitude: -1.2771 / 1°16'37"W
OS Eastings: 449772
OS Northings: 228718
OS Grid: SP497287
Mapcode National: GBR 7V8.FXN
Mapcode Global: VHCWV.T46B
Entry Name: Dovecote Approximately 30 Metres West of Dovecote Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 November 1951
Last Amended: 26 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266204
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422210
Location: Somerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25
Civil Parish: Somerton
Built-Up Area: Somerton
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Somerton
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SOMERTON NORTH ASTON ROAD
SP42NE (South side)
2/91 Dovecote approx. 30m W of
26/11/51 Dovecote Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Dovecote
at Dovecote Farm)
Dovecote. 1719 recorded as on datestone. Coursed squared limestone;
Stonesfield-slate roof. Square plan. Front has a low doorway, with a plank door
and heavy wooden lintel, and has an ashlar band; all 4 sides have a narrow
rectangular opening in a gable, but the front also has a datestone with an
inscription in an oval recess, now virtually illegible. The central wooden
glover is surmounted by a weathervane. Interior: The walls are lined with over
1000 brick nesting boxes separated by stone ledges; the roof retains original
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p291)
Listing NGR: SP4977228718
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