Dovecote on site of manor house and gardens, Wakerley - East Northamptonshire

Roofless ruin of rectangular stone dovecote, C16-C18. Stone nesting boxes with alighting steps inside. Partial collapse of the internal east wall nesting boxes has occurred and the wall to the north has collapsed to a few courses above ground level. There is evidence of structural instability to the south and east elevations. It is likely that livestock is contributing to the displacement of stonework. Positive discussions have been held with the agent about the need for repair and management.

Dovecote on site of manor house and gardens, Wakerley - East Northamptonshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Manor house and gardens
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003626
  • Local Planning Authority: East Northamptonshire
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Dovecote


  • Building Name: Dovecote on site of manor house and gardens
  • County: Northamptonshire
  • District / Borough: East Northamptonshire
  • Parish: Wakerley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Corby
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Other not for profit group
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA

Contact Details

Ben Robinson 01480 412107

Next steps

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