DOVECOTE OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1321578
Date first listed:
13-Jul-1964
Statutory Address:
DOVECOTE OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH END

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOVECOTE OF FORMER MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH END

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Willington
National Grid Reference:
TL1065749968

Details

TL 14NW WILLINGTON CHURCH END

4/117 Dovecote of former Manor House 13.7.64 GV I

Dovecote, originally belonging to Manor House. Probably between 1535 and 1541. Built by Sir John Gostwick, at one time Master of the Horse to Cardinal Wolsey and later in service of Henry VIII as Treasurer and Receiver-General of the First Fruits and Tenths at the Dissolution. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, possibly reused from Newnham Priory (dissolved 1535). Clay tile roof. Rectangular building divided into 2 square chambers by central cross-wall. This and end gables are crow-stepped, with moulded copings and kneelers. Roof is divided into 2 pitches by band of wooden louvres. S elevation : one small hipped dormer with wood mullion to LH chamber. One small doorway to each chamber, both with 4-centred arches and moulded dripstones, that to LH with moulded stops. Relieving arch to RH door set higher than that to LH. E elevation has square-headed lancet. Interior : each chamber contains about 700 nesting boxes, built of stone with a brick lintel to each opening. The E chamber has a 2-stage potence. (Willington Dovecote and Stable, Tudor Farm Buildings, National Trust leaflet with text by J Godber).

Listing NGR: TL1065749968

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
36754
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Godber, J, Willington Dovecote and Stable Tudor Farm Buildings

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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Date: 02 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01826/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Clive Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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