Information for record number MWA2516:
Site of Dovecote, off High Street, Cubbington

Summary The site of a Post Medieval dovecote, a building used for the breeding and housing of doves or pigeons. It was situated 300m south west of the church at Cubbington.
What Is It?  
Type: Dovecote
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Cubbington
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 68
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 The Dovecote no longer exists, but was square, of brick with stone quoins and had a cupola and lantern. A manuscript (CRO Z-149) says that the Dovecote was a summer house in the grounds of the mansion owned by the Greswoldes which was pulled down late 18th c. It appears to be shown on M. Baker's Map of 1766.
2 Note that authority
1 appears to be describing MWA2516; the summer house was a separate building; the Dovecote was pulled down in the early 20th century.
3 The Dovecote still existed 1924 when it was described as a "charming summer house of red brick with stone quoins which can be seen very well from the village street".
4 According to present owner, it was pulled down when the road was widened shortly after this time.
5 Photograph of Dovecote.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Unknown Warwickshire
Author/originator: Dormer-Harris, M.
Date: 1924
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Source No: 5
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: Windows on Warwickshire
Author/originator: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 2006
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: BP
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3049
Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: BP
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3049
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Giles Carey
Author/originator: G Carey
Date: 2009-2014
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A dovecote that stood in Cubbington, Leamington Spa
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1920s
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument DOVECOTE * A building, or part of a building, used to house doves and pigeons, usually placed at a height above the ground, with openings and provision inside for roosting and breeding. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back

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