ORNAMENTAL PIGEON LOFT ABOUT 80 METRES EAST OF CASCADE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1211429
Date first listed:
15-Aug-1985
Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL PIGEON LOFT ABOUT 80 METRES EAST OF CASCADE BUILDING

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Location

Statutory Address:
ORNAMENTAL PIGEON LOFT ABOUT 80 METRES EAST OF CASCADE BUILDING

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

District:
South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Dodington
National Grid Reference:
ST 75391 79935

Details

ST 77 NE DODINGTON C.P. DODINGTON PARK

6/71 Ornamental pigeon loft about 80 metres east of Cascade Building G.V. II

Ornamental pigeon loft, possibly incorporating former ice house (situated east of lake), now folly. Early C19. Limestone ashlar, rubble with stone dressings to north and west. Picturesque Gothic style. North elevation has tower with central pointed arched window, ogee multifoil inner head, moulded surround, hollow- chamfered hood mould with stops; weathered plinth has square-headed opening in chamfered surround, ashlar long and short quoins, cornice and embattled parapet carried round side elevations. Left return has pointed arched opening blocked in brick, with ball at point of arch. Right return has small pigeon entry and perch in moulded stone surround, to right aloggia on plinth, with large pointed segmental-headed arch opening to cellar recess, with keystone, arms of Codrington family set on shield in recess above keystone; to each side of shield a pierced balustrade, moulded balusters with pointed arch between each, corner die to right has panel to side with 3 blank inverted shields. Rear of loggia has stone benches, and plain pier at south east corner with raised panels to sides; rear of tower has pointed arched door, cornice returned from front and plain parapet. Interior: pigeon holes to each side of front window, small stone fireplace to left with trefoil head and pointed arch, stone mantel over. Important landscape feature of Dodington Park (q.v.) on small hill overlooking lake.

Listing NGR: ST7539179935

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
395936
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England, Part 1 Avon,

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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