Parkinson, Dodson & Associates

Client: Private Client, Brooke

Main Contractor: Midland Stonemasonry Ltd

The Grade II Dovecote, was formerly a lodge to the mansion built on site of Brooke Priory in late

C16. The structure is small and octagonal in shape, and built of stone with a Swithland slated roof and a moulded stone cornice.

 

The works to the Dovecote included;

 

Reinstate the 1st floor joists and boarding to give safe access to the upper level.

Stripping the roof of the Collyweston Slates, assessment of the roof timbers and wall plate with replacements where necessary and treatment of all timbers against beetle attack and finishing with the refixing of the Collyweston slates to diminishing courses.

Stonework replacement and repairs to the cote where required to prevent further deterioration to the fabric.

Repointing of the stonework in lime mortar.

New timber windows and doors finished with 4 coats of boiled linseed oil.

Brooke Priory After 0803_02 Survey of structure