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DOVECOTE TO SOUTH EAST OF CORBY CASTLE

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 TO SOUTH EAST OF CORBY CASTLE

List entry Number: 1335536

Location

DOVECOTE TO SOUTH EAST OF CORBY CASTLE

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

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wetheral

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Apr-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 77725

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Details

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 45 SE

9/143 Dovecote to south- 1. 4.57. east of Corby Castle

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Dovecote. Referred to as medieval in previous listing, but seems a complete rebuild of late C18, probably originally a C17 hexagonal dovecote: for Philip Howard to commemorate an Italian lady, who died young. Red sandstone ashlar and mouldings. Tetrastyle temple front, with square dovecote behind, entered from the rear. Slender Ionic columns to portico, reached by short flight of stone steps: rear wall of portico has three niches: frieze has inscription 'A quella che merita' (to her who merits it best), with balustraded balcony above, surmounted by pediment carrying carved Corby Lion. In a central position in the grounds of Corby Castle and a prominent feature in the eastern view from the castle. For full description of interior see Ferguson, Pigeon Houses in Cumberland, Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland, Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Old series, vol.9, p.431.

Listing NGR: NY4717453914

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society' in Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, , Vol. 9, (), 431
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

National Grid Reference: NY 47174 53914

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