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DOVECOTE ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH

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 ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH

List entry Number: 1056424

Location

DOVECOTE ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH, PARK WALL

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bruton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 261602

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Details

T63SE BRUTON CP PARK WALL (North Side) 280/5/128 Dovecote about 370 metres South of Bruton Church (also known as Pigeon Tower) 24.3.61 II* Dovecote. Possibly C16. Local stone with Doulting stone dressings; gabled on all four faces - now roofless - with finials to all but south side. Square plan; 3 storeys, floors now gone. Moulded cambered arched doorway on north east side, with 2-light chamfer mullioned windows to both levels over; to north west face 1, 2, and 1-light windows; 3 blocked windows on south east side - gable damaged over; low single light to South west face, other windows blocked; all window openings have holes for vertical rods; remains of a fireplace inside, room for 200 nests. Probably a C16 conversion into dovecote of earlier building by the Berkleys of former Bruton Abbey, used for habitation at some time - a C18 illustration shows a chimney in the roof; situation suggests sometime use as a watch tower. (Bruton in Selwood; Couzens P, Abbey Press, Sherbourne, 1972)



Listing NGR: ST6838534419

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 68385 34419

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