TV5299 : Dovecot, Westdean

taken 6 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Dovecot, Westdean
Dovecot, Westdean
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Dovecote (Dovecot)

A dovecote or dovecot is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest.
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Westdean

Westdean is a small village in the Friston Forest of East Sussex. The village dates back to Saxon times. The village has no services. Many of the building in the village are listed.

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
Wednesday, 7 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5246 9961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.5623N 0:9.6609E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5249 9965
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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