Record Details

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

Summary

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.

Images

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5014 1690
Map Sheet:TF51NW
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

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Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2004.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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