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Dovecote About 120 Yards North-East of Kyre Park, Kyre

Description: Dovecote About 120 Yards North-East of Kyre Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 April 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 150711

OS Grid Reference: SO6273763572
OS Grid Coordinates: 362737, 263572
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2690, -2.5475

Location: Kyre, Worcestershire WR15 8RW

Locality: Kyre
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR15 8RW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dovecote and barn in Kyre Park, Kyre Magna, 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.

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Listing Text

SO 66 SW
6/24 Dovecote about 120 yards
north-east of Kyre Park


Dovecote. Circa 1600 or possibly earlier, re-erected on present site in
1752 for Sir Edmund Pytts. Sandstone rubble lined with brick, and conical
plain tiled roof. Circular plan. There is a continuous stone band running
about three feet beneath eaves level. On the west side is a round-headed
doorway and there is also a small square-headed doorway to the south-east.
The roof has four gabled dormers with 2-light leaded casement windows. The
square timber lantern with cross-gabled roof has fallen down and is stored
inside the dovecote. Interior: there are about 600 nesting holes arranged
in 20 tiers with stone alighting ledges. The potence survives in complete
working order. The dovecote was originally sited to the south of Kyre Park (qv).
County Ancient Monument number 307, together with the Barn (qv) about 60 yards
east of Kyre Park (qv). (VCH, IV, p 281; BoE, p 211).

Listing NGR: SO6273763572

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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