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Description: Dovecote and Adjoining Gateway, Snowshill Manor
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134831
OS Grid Reference: SP0962433841
OS Grid Coordinates: 409624, 233841
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0029, -1.8612
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SNOWSHILL SNOWSHILL VILLAGE
12/50 Dovecote and adjoining gateway,
Snowshill Manor (formerly listed as
4.7.60 part of Snowshill Manor with dove-
cote and garden buildings)
Dovecote and gateway. Late C16 or C17 dovecote, c1920 gateway, by
and for C.P. Wade. Roughly squared, coursed stone with stone
slate roof to dovecote; random rubble wall, ashlar gate posts:
wooden gates. Dovecote square, no loft; gates in wall from one
corner. Elevation towards house: boarded door with timber lintel
on right, parapet gables, cross-gablet apices. Central, gabled
glover on ridge, roof supported on timber posts, sides open.
Right return window with stone lintel in gable, filled with wooden
'eggcrate'; boards below for landing platform. Set back on right
return wall to gate, flat stone capping, sweeping up to square
ashlar pier, moulded cap, cavetto to ball finial. Timber bar
across to similar gate pier and wall, extending to garden house
(q.v.). Double wooden gates, panelled below, bars above: 3 semi-
circular steps beyond down to lower level.
Interior: nests in rows in stone walls, as projecting strips:
original entrance in back wall. One pair purlins to roof, plank
ridge. Forms group with House and garden buildings (q.v.).
(Snowshill Manor, 1985, National Trust guidebook)
Listing NGR: SP0962433841
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Source: English Heritage
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