Notley Abbey: an Augustinian Abbey and Associated Post-Dissolution Dovecote
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Buckinghamshire County Council
Aylesbury Vale District Council
SE714714 (471403, 209317)
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An elaborate 16th or early 17th century dovecote situated on a hillside to the north of Notley Abbey (SP 70 NW 3). The square, stone built dovecote incorporates reused masonry from the abbey buildings. It is a Grade I Listed Building and measures about 10 metres square, with walls 5 metres high and a steep hipped roof clad with tile and supported by complicated queen post trusses. The interior walls are covered from floor to eaves with a chequerboard pattern of nesting boxes created from limestone ledgers and blocks. The nesting boxes also extend into a cruciform arrangement of internal walls which divide the interior into four compartments and help support the roof. Scheduled.
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