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Dovecote About 10 Metres West of Court House Farmhouse, Richards Castle (Hereford)

Description: Dovecote About 10 Metres West of Court House Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150139

OS Grid Reference: SO4912669840
OS Grid Coordinates: 349126, 269840
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3243, -2.7479

Location: 20 Rise Orchard, Richards Castle, County of Herefordshire SY8 4ER

Locality: Richards Castle (Hereford)
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 4ER

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dovecot at Court House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 46 NE
3/116 Dovecote about 10 metres
west of
Court House Farmhouse


Dovecote. C17, restored mid-C20. Coursed rubble with conical stone tile
roof. Circular plan. South side has a low entrance with chamfered wooden
architrave and a ledged and boarded door. The roof has three gabled dormers
with 2-light louvred windows, and is capped by a glover, also gabled in three
directions. Interior has a potence in working order, the arms supported by
curved wooden braces, the ladder with wooden rungs. There are 18 tiers of
nesting boxes, each alternate tier with an alighting ledge. In all about 600
nesting boxes. Roof has a truss with two raking struts, the principals rising
to glover. Two secondary trusses placed at a 60 degree angle to main truss
have hanging wall-posts. A perfectly preserved example. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument, County No 115. (RCHM, 3, p 174, no 5).

Listing NGR: SO4912669840

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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