We’ve had a busy week getting stuck in with restoring the roof and brickwork on this beautiful 17th century dovecote at Quendon Hall near Saffron Walden.
The Quendon Hall estate (listed grade I) is a large red-brick mansion, built in two storeys with stucco bands at window level under a roof of red tiles.Quendon was built by Thomas Newman and his son in the middle of the 16th century as a timber-framed house and was remodelled and refaced with brick by Thomas Turner in 1670/80. The stabling and service buildings lie approximately 100m to the west of the Hall. These include a 17th century timber-framed barn (listed grade II) and the large 17th century octagonal dovecote (also listed grade II) built of red and blue bricks surmounted by a lantern with bird access openings and a bell shaped tiled roof.
This is a wonderful project for us…Restoring this dovecote to its former glory using our master craftsmen is such a pleasure. This little gem just needs some English Listed magic and a bit of love, to return it to the beautiful dovecote it once was.
Watch this space…