Record Details

NHER Number:2385
Type of record:Building
Name:18th century dovecote


This brick and slate 18th century octagonal dovecot has two storeys and thirteen tiers of nesting boxes. The roof has collapsed.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 4788 0778
Map Sheet:TF40NE

Full description

July 1986. Listed, Grade II.
Dovecote recorded by Ordnance Survey.
Mid 18th century. Bricks and slate. Octagonal. Two storeys. Square opening with window above, another opposite. String course first floor. Deep timber cornice. Roof collapsed, no internal floors. Thirteen tiers nesting boxes.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 31 January 1986.

June 2005. Visit.
Seen only in distance, now under separate ownership from Oxburgh Hall. In orchards.
Roof still missing but brickwork seems sound. No sign of Albino avian occupants noted by R. Silvester (NAU).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 June 2005.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1171494.

Related records

MNO4370Related to: Dovecote 140 metres E of Oxburgh Hall Meadowgate Lane EMNETH (Revoked)
16726Related to: Oxburgh Hall (Building)

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