Building record M5454 - Dovecote and Barn, Epperstone Manor House


BARN (Stuart to Early 20th Century); DOVECOTE (Stuart to Early 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 65045 48494 (26m by 15m)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Epperstone, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

At Epperstone Manor House, on the W side of the entrance gate is a brick dovecote. It is nearly square, of 2 storeys, with a recent roof. The nesting holes are blocked. (1)(2)(3)
Built c.1690. (1)
C17 or C18. (2)
c.1700. (3)
Pigeoncote and attached gateways, barn and wall. Early C18 pigeoncote. Late C18 … barn. (4)
Brick dovecot, long stable-barn and iron gate by Huntingdon Shaw … erected by the Howes. (5)
Dovecote, at Epperstone Manor, now Police Training School. Adjacent to main entrance. Independent rectangular brick structure, built c1690. Hipped roof with plain tiles. Dimensions 13 ft 6 in by 14 ft 6 in. Current use as store. 340 brick nest holes, now filled in. (6)
Early C18 dovecote constructed in red brick in an irregular bond with a brick plat band and a flat clay tile roof. Internal features include a brick floor, chamfered principal joists on brick piers, a timber stair to first floor level, and a boarded first floor. At first floor level the brick nest boxes and perches are carried on brick corbels; the perches survive but all the nest holes have been infilled with tile. Adjacent barn is early C18 of red brick. On the south elevation there is a boarded door and, to the east, a stone mullioned window. (8)
See M1870 for Epperstone Manor.

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

<1> Whitaker J, 1927, Med Dovecotes in Notts, p 36-7 (Published document). SNT1406.

<2> DOE (HHR), --/06/1960, Southwell Rural District - Provisional List, p 11 (Published document). SNT639.

<3> Pevsner N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, p 68 (Monograph). SNT49.

<4> Seaman BH, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1243.

<5> Thoroton Society, 1908, TTS, p 23 (Published document). SNT335.

<6> Woolrich AE, 1988, Details of Dovecotes of Notts, p 5 (Unpublished document). SNT1779.

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

<8> Colin Briden, 2001, The Manor House, Epperstone: An appraisal of the Historic Buildings and Inventory of Historic features (Unpublished document). SNT4865.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 1 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Whitaker J. 1927. Med Dovecotes in Notts. p 36-7.
  • <2> Published document: DOE (HHR). --/06/1960. Southwell Rural District - Provisional List. p 11.
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. p 68.
  • <4> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1908. TTS. 12. p 23.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Woolrich AE. 1988. Details of Dovecotes of Notts. p 5.
  • <7> Published document: Severn J. 1986. Dovecotes of Notts.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Colin Briden. 2001. The Manor House, Epperstone: An appraisal of the Historic Buildings and Inventory of Historic features.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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