Record Details

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

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9004 0801
Map Sheet:TF90NW
Parish:HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Dovecot.
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.

1991.
Restoration.
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
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1989. Winging back into history. 2 May.
---Graphic Material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Photograph: 1991. Photographs of Post Medieval Dovecote,before and after restoration, Holme Hale Hall. Colour.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling Record: 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Unpublished Document: MFB/SMB. 1990.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.

Related records

44023Parent of: Holme Hale Hall Park (Monument)

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