Dovecote, circa 160 metres north east of Newton Field Centre, Newton and Little Oakley - Kettering

An exceptionally large late C16/early C17 dovecote of squared coursed limestone, closely laid in tight courses, with stone slate roof and hipped lanterns. Central coping ornamented with Tresham trefoils. Two low round-headed and chamfered doors; one retains its heavy double-rebated door. Interior has around 2000 nesting boxes in two lofty chambers. Masonry is generally in fair order albeit there are a few isolated missing stones. Roof slates and lanterns are in poor condition. Some patch roof repairs undertaken in 2015 but re-roofing is required. Recently the subject of a re-use study.

Dovecote, circa 160 metres north east of Newton Field Centre, Newton and Little Oakley - Kettering
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Dovecote, circa 160 metres north east of Newton Field Centre
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1192042
    Local Planning Authority:
    Kettering
    Site Type:
    Agriculture and subsistence > Dovecote

Location

    Building Name:
    Dovecote
    County:
    Northamptonshire
    District / Borough:
    Kettering
    Parish:
    Newton and Little Oakley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Kettering
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, SM