Record Details

NHER Number:13280
Type of record:Building
Name:Dovecot, formerly Dovecot Farm, Church Road


Dovecot is thought to date to 1598, and there is evidence of a large kitchen and plaster ceilings. Restoration took place in 1930 when a wing was also added, but the 16th century forecourt walls survive.


  • Dovecot, a mansion, dated to 1598, Wapole St Peter.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 5014 1690
Map Sheet:TF51NW

Full description

Mansion, dated 1598.
Complex plan. Evidence of large kitchen and plaster ceilings. However most of interior as now visible, and all windows, dated from 1930 when also a wing was added.
Walled garden listed as 16th and 18th centuries but much altered.
Story of icehouse discovered.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • ICEHOUSE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1598 AD to 2050 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1598 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Ely and Wisbech Advertiser. 193. Ely and Wisbech Advertiser. 23 March.
---Newspaper Article: 4.6.1991. Lynn News and Advertiser.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Newspaper Article: 2007. EDP24.. 30 May.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report..

Related records - none

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