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Dovecote at Norcott Court, Northchurch

Description: Dovecote at Norcott Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 157764

OS Grid Reference: SP9654310311
OS Grid Coordinates: 496543, 210311
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7831, -0.6019

Locality: Northchurch
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HP4 1LA

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Listing Text

SP 91 SE (West side)

1/232 Dovecote at
27.11.73 Norcott Court


Dovecote. Early C17. Complete timber frame on red brick sill with wide
internal projection. Thin red brick infill panels pinned up to
head-timbers with roofing tiles laid diagonally. Steep old red tile
roof. A tall, 2-bays, square building with roof ridge E-W, a small plank
door next the central post on the W and a gable-opening into the
roofspace on the E. 2 small high windows on N. The roofspace is floored
with access by a dog-leg stair in the NW corner, the lower part of the
building is a single volume. Jowled bay posts with half-height rail
jointed in-line, straight tension braces in upper panels at corners.
Three tall panels in each bay and to each side of heavy central post in
middle of each end. Clasped-purlin roof with one purlin to each slope
trapped by a collar. C18 wrought iron straps to strengthen joints of W
wall. Presumably doves gained access through a rooftop cupola now
removed. The nearby late C19 house (not listed) is on the site of the
manor-house of the medieval manor of Norcott or Norcott cum Lee
(VCH(1908)246). (RCHM (1911)158, no.6).

Listing NGR: SP9654310311

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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