Monument record M3927 - Dovecote, Atters Farm, Balderton


DOVECOTE (Post Medieval)


Grid reference SK 81769 51540 (point)
Map sheet SK85SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Balderton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Balderton dovecote stands near a barn in a grass croft. It is a brick structure, nearly square (16ft by 17ft 6in) with a tiled roof crowned by a weather vane, and its walls are 18in thick. Its bricks proclaim it to be of Tudor date. There are two sets of holes for the pigeons to go in and out of, and inside are 870 nesting places. (1)
Square structure at above grid ref. (2)
The brick dovecote, dated c 1700, at Atters Farm was photographed before being demolished. Photographs in Newark Museum, 2175. (3)

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

Slide from (1), HBR

<1> Whitaker J, 1927, Med Dovecotes in Notts (Published document). SNT1406.

<2> OS, 1885, 1:2500, County Series 1885 (Map). SNT1013.

Other Refs: 35/8

<3> EMAB eds, 1974, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 44 (Published document). SNT161.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Whitaker J. 1927. Med Dovecotes in Notts.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1885. 1:2500, County Series 1885.
  • <3> Published document: EMAB eds. 1974. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 10. p 44.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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