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Dovecote adjacent to pond to south east of The Canons, Madeira Road, Mitcham - Merton

The dovecote was built in 1511, being the oldest building in Merton. It is a square structure of chalk blocks and red brick quoins with a hipped tiled roof. There are nesting boxes on the inside of the walls. Repairs to the walls and roof were carried out following damage by vandals. It remains very vulnerable to heritage crime. Plans for the re-use of nearby Canons should have a positive impact on the ongoing management and care of this building. It forms an element of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid under the Parks for People programme which has reached Stage 2.

Dovecote adjacent to pond to south east of The Canons, Madeira Road, Mitcham - Merton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Dovecote adjacent to Pond to south east of the Canons, Madeira Road
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1080904
  • Local Planning Authority: Merton
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Dovecote

Location

  • Building Name: Dovecote adjacent to pond to south east of The Canons
  • Street Name: Madeira Road
  • Locality: Mitcham
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Merton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Mitcham and Morden
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority Category: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority Category: E
  • Owner Type: Local authority
  • New Entry: No

Contact Details

Jill Tyndale (LPA) 020 8545 3041

Next steps

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