Dovecotes at Leeds Priory, Lower Street, Leeds - Maidstone

Mid C16, overgrown and roofless dovecotes from a post-Dissolution mansion. The building is at risk from serious structural decay and extensive damaging vegetation growth. Possible proposal for enabling development.

Dovecotes at Leeds Priory, Lower Street, Leeds - Maidstone
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Leeds Priory: Augustinian Priory of St Mary and St Nicholas with associated dovecotes and slype, and the site of the 18th century Meredith mansion
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1011027
  • Local Planning Authority: Maidstone
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house


  • Building Name: Dovecotes at Leeds Priory
  • Street Name: Lower Street
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Maidstone
  • Parish: Leeds
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Faversham and Mid Kent
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 4 grade II, 4 LBs
  • List Entry Number(s): 1011027 and 1185691; 1336305; 1086132; 1344275