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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: DOVECOTE AT KNIGHTS GATE

List entry Number: 1153047

Location

DOVECOTE AT KNIGHTS GATE, CHURCH ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
GloucestershireCotswoldDistrict AuthorityQuenington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jun-1986

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 129864

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SP 10 SW QUENINGTON CHURCH ROAD (off west side)

6/238 Dovecote at Knights Gate (formerly listed as Dovecote in grounds of 4.6.52 Quenington Court)

GV I

Dovecote. Reputed to be one mentioned in 1338, belonging to the Knights Hospitallers, although thought by some to be C17. Small round structure of rubble stone with projecting square section string course about 0.5m below projecting eaves of conical stone slate roof with retractable lantern "lid" with renewed stone ball finial. Very small low doorway to west with timber lintel and recessed plank door, slit vent over and to south. Inside wall is perforated with about 600 dove holes stacked at an angle one above each other inside wall, above rat rail around which moves revolving ladder on central wooden pin, thought to be the original ladder (or potence). Inside roof timbers have been strengthened with steel straps. (VCH, Gloucester, Vol,VII, 1981; David Verey, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)



Listing NGR: SP1475003913

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1981)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SP 14752 03913

Map


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