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Description: Dovecote 15 Metres North West of Athelhampton Hall
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106191
OS Grid Reference: SY7701594289
OS Grid Coordinates: 377015, 94289
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7477, -2.3271
SY 79 SE
9/3 Dovecote 15 metres
north west of
26.1.56 Athelhampton Hall
Free standing circular dovecote. Early C16, with roof timbers replaced
C20. Roughly coursed rubble stone with occasional repairs in brick, with a
coved stone eaves-cornice. Four ashlar buttresses of two stages are set
symmetrically around the circumference. Clay tiled conical roof, with an
octagonal cedar-wood lantern, C20 replacement. The dovecote is entered from
the east through a low ashlar doorway with a chamfered four centred head.
The internal wall face has under 600 pigeon-holes formerly accessible by a
wooden ladder on a cantilevered frame which pivots on a central post. (RCHM
Dorset III, p13(2)).
Listing NGR: SY7701594289
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Source: English Heritage
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