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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 OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1321578

Location

DOVECOTE OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH END

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

County District District Type Parish
BedfordUnitary AuthorityWillington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36754

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History

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Details

TL 14NW WILLINGTON CHURCH END

4/117 Dovecote of former Manor House 13.7.64 GV I

Dovecote, originally belonging to Manor House. Probably between 1535 and 1541. Built by Sir John Gostwick, at one time Master of the Horse to Cardinal Wolsey and later in service of Henry VIII as Treasurer and Receiver-General of the First Fruits and Tenths at the Dissolution. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, possibly reused from Newnham Priory (dissolved 1535). Clay tile roof. Rectangular building divided into 2 square chambers by central cross-wall. This and end gables are crow-stepped, with moulded copings and kneelers. Roof is divided into 2 pitches by band of wooden louvres. S elevation : one small hipped dormer with wood mullion to LH chamber. One small doorway to each chamber, both with 4-centred arches and moulded dripstones, that to LH with moulded stops. Relieving arch to RH door set higher than that to LH. E elevation has square-headed lancet. Interior : each chamber contains about 700 nesting boxes, built of stone with a brick lintel to each opening. The E chamber has a 2-stage potence. (Willington Dovecote and Stable, Tudor Farm Buildings, National Trust leaflet with text by J Godber).

Listing NGR: TL1065749968

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Godber, J - Title: Willington Dovecote and Stable Tudor Farm Buildings

National Grid Reference: TL1065749968

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