Record Details

NHER Number:8727
Type of record:Building
Name:Post medieval dovecote


This early 19th century circular brick dovecot has two storeys and a conical roof. There is a doorway to the ground floor and a pair of entrances opposite each other and timber nesting boxes on the upper floor. It may have been built by Robert Farrand in 1820. The dovecot was restored in 1990.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9004 0801
Map Sheet:TF90NW

Full description

Early 19th century. Derelict. Circular, brick, roof not visible; covered in ivy, two storeys. Doorway to ground floor, pair of opposed entrances on upper floor. Conical roof. Timber nesting boxes.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 28 October 1986.

See (S2).

24 August 1993. Seen from a distance.
Landowner states this was built by Robert Farrand in 1820. (S3) says that Farrand built the hall 'about 12 years ago'. Now fully restored.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 August 1993.

September 2009.
(S4) states that the dovecote dates from 1832.
H. White, (NLA), 1 April 2010

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News and Advertiser. 1989. Winging back into history. 2 May.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 425.
---Photograph: 1991. Photographs of Post Medieval Dovecote,before and after restoration, Holme Hale Hall. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S2>Unpublished Document: MFB/SMB. 1990. Holme Hale Hall Dovecote, Schedule of Repairs. 6 November.
<S3>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Delightful gardens well worth a visit. 7 September.

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44023Parent of: Holme Hale Hall Park (Monument)

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