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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 261602

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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