DOVECOTE ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1056424
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1961
Statutory Address:
DOVECOTE ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH, PARK WALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOVECOTE ABOUT 370 METRES SOUTH OF BRUTON CHURCH, PARK WALL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Bruton
National Grid Reference:
ST6838334424

Details

ST63SE 280/5/128 24.3.61

BRUTON CP PARK WALL (North Side) Dovecote about 370 metres South of Bruton Church (also known as Pigeon Tower)

II* Dovecote. Possibly C16. Local stone with Doulting stone dressings; gabled on all four faces - now roofless - with finials to all but south side. Square plan; 3 storeys, floors now gone. Moulded cambered arched doorway on north east side, with 2-light chamfer mullioned windows to both levels over; to north west face 1, 2, and 1-light windows; 3 blocked windows on south east side - gable damaged over; low single light to South west face, other windows blocked; all window openings have holes for vertical rods; remains of a fireplace inside, room for 200 nests. Probably a C16 conversion into dovecote of earlier building by the Berkleys of former Bruton Abbey, used for habitation at some time - a C18 illustration shows a chimney in the roof; situation suggests sometime use as a watch tower. (Bruton in Selwood; Couzens P, Abbey Press, Sherbourne, 1972)

Listing NGR: ST6838334424

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
261602
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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