Record Details

NHER Number:65471
Type of record:Building
Name:Dovecote to south-east of Thornage Hall


This square dovecote to the south-east of Thornage Hall (NHER 3173) was erected in 1728. It is built from red brick and has a hipped pantile roof and a small stone arched doorway.

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Grid Reference:TG 0484 3633
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

Dovecote to south-east of Thornage Hall (NHER 3173).
Previously recorded under NHER 3173.

October 1960. Listed, Grade II*.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Dovecote dated 1728. Red brick in English bond. Square with hipped roof in red black and black glazed pantiles terminating in square wooden glover. Each side: moulded brick cornice; moulded brick platband (plain to north), square shuttered opening (north side blocked). Stone plaque on south side inscribed 'T A/1728'. Small 4-centred stone arched doorway to west. Interior: roof renewed. 20 tiers of holes on all four sides and on brick spokes projecting from each corner toward the centre.
Forms a group with Thornage Hall [NHER 3173] and barns, ([NHER 65473] and [NHER 65472])."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 March 2022.

February 1988. Building Survey.
Examined by E. Rose (NAU).
This is rectangular, of red brick in English bond. It has a hipped pantile roof with central wood cupola. Each wall has a moulded brick cornice, platband (except the north), and a square opening, blocked to the north. A small stone arched door leads in from the west. There is a stone plaque inscribed TA 1728. The interior has nest boxes in each wall and in brick spokes projecting from each corner, said to be in 20 tiers and to total 2000. For some reason the Ordnance Survey card (S2) dates the building to 1630, but the date of 1728 is acceptable, though the stone doorway is a little antique for that time.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 10 February 1988. Information from file notes for NHER 3173 (S3).
P. Watkins (HES), 19 March 2022.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (18th Century - 1728 AD to 1728 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049195.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NW 7.
<S3>Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. NHER 3173.

Related records

3173Part of: Thornage Hall (Building)
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