SK7645 : Sibthorpe Dovecote

taken 10 years ago, near to Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Sibthorpe Dovecote
Sibthorpe Dovecote
At first sight this might be mistaken for a disused windmill, but it is much larger, and is a 14th century dovecote. From this angle the fact that the roof does not rise to a single point can be seen. The area around the dovecote is used as a horse paddock, as the shadow indicates.
Sibthorpe Dovecote
This is the oldest and largest dovecot in Nottinghamshire, dating from the 14th century. There are in excess of 1260 nesting holes in 28 tiers. It was part of a large religious collegiate complex of which it is the last remaining building, although the adjacent medieval fishponds are still clearly visible. It is of sufficient importance to be Listed grade I, and is currently in the ownership of Nottinghamshire County Council.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 December, 2009
Doocot / Dovecote   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 765 453 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.0226N 0:51.6923W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 765 453
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