Building record M1722 - Thoroton Dovecote


DOVECOTE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 76296 42340 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet SK74SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Thoroton, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Dovecote. Round, stone, part demolished, restored and thatched. (2)
Stone dovecote with stone nesting boxes, Med, thatched; cf Sibthorpe, Barnby in the Willows and formerly Scarrington. Only ground floor and first floor survive. Possible monastic/collegiate origin. (3) (4)
See L7793 for nearby earthworks and bank.
Dovecote at Ransomes Farm, facing road next to The Grove bungalow. 14th Century Construction. Independent limestone structure with conical thatched roof, glover originally at apex. External dimensions 57 ft circumference, 16 ft 6 in high to eaves (2 compartments). Walls 3 ft thick. Two of three storeys? In use as a store. Stone nest holes. Stands in former grounds of Hall. (5)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, 16/38 (neg F34/2), SMR

Listed buildings slides, 1 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> OS, 1919, 1:2500, County Series 1919 (Map). SNT1028.

Other Refs: 40/14

<2> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<3> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., pp 351-2 (Monograph). SNT4.

<4> NBPT, Dec 1981, Conservation in Notts, p 16 (Published document). SNT945.

<5> Woolrich AE, 1988, Details of Dovecotes of Notts, p 19 (Unpublished document). SNT1779.

<6> Whitaker J, 1927, Med Dovecotes in Notts (Published document). SNT1406.

<7> Severn J, 1986, Dovecotes of Notts (Published document). SNT1255.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 1 slides.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1919. 1:2500, County Series 1919.
  • <2> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. pp 351-2 .
  • <4> Published document: NBPT. Dec 1981. Conservation in Notts. p 16.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Woolrich AE. 1988. Details of Dovecotes of Notts. p 19.
  • <6> Published document: Whitaker J. 1927. Med Dovecotes in Notts.
  • <7> Published document: Severn J. 1986. Dovecotes of Notts.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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