Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

LOOKING FOR: Heritage, Historical
ADDRESS: Oxfordshire, OX29 0RR
TELEPHONE: 0370 333 1181
Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

The picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th century Oxfordshire manor house, lie in a beautiful rural setting beside the River Windrush. They include a fine hall, tower and nearby dovecote.

Minster Lovell Hall was built in the 1430s by William, Baron of Lovell and Holand - one of the richest men in England. It was later home to Francis, Viscount Lovell, a close ally of Richard III.
 After several changes of hands the hall was abandoned and eventually demolished in the 18th century, leaving the extensive remains that stand today.

Read more about Minster Lovell Hall's history.

Before You Go

Access: Paths are gravelled or dirt, and may be uneven.

Parking: The site sits at the end of a narrow lane with no parking. Please use the small car park that serves St Kenelm's Church and is roughly a five minute walk from the site. 

Facilities: There are no toilet facilities at this property.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Guidebook: A guidebook is available to buy from St Kenelm's Church, adjacent to the site, or via our shop.

Other Information: There is no access to the interior.

Plan a Great Day Out

Travel further back in history by visiting nearby North Leigh Roman Villa, just 4 miles from this site. The nearly complete mosaic floor, patterned in reds and browns, is a must see! You can also head on to the fascinating Rollright Stones, which span nearly two thousand years of Neolithic and Bronze Age development.

If you are travelling towards Oxford, why not take in the 17th century North Hinksey Conduit House, Oxford's first water mains.

Opening Times
3 May 2017 - 24 March 2018

Any reasonable time in daylight hours. Dovecote - exterior only. Please note that there is limited parking for this property and no turning space at the Church end of the narrow access lane. To avoid traffic congestion, please use the parking bays at the junction end of the lane. Please also note that there are no toilet facilities at the property.