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Dovecote Approximately 30 Metres West of Dovecote Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerton, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3WXP3F+V4

Entry Name: Dovecote Approximately 30 Metres West of Dovecote Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Last Amended: 26 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422210

Location: Somerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

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

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Listing Text

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
cross beams.
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p291)

Listing NGR: SP4977228718

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

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