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 separate lofty chambers. Masonry is generally in fair/good 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.

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: East 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

Contact Details

Ben Robinson 01480 412107

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England