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Dovecote at Manor Farm (30 Metres to South of House), Walkern

Description: Dovecote at Manor Farm (30 Metres to South of House)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 159689

OS Grid Reference: TL2895426500
OS Grid Coordinates: 528954, 226500
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9221, -0.1262

Location: 56 B1037, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7NT

Locality: Walkern
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7NT

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/8 Dovecote at
Manor Farm
4.2.59 (30m to S of house)


Dovecote. Circa 1700. Red brick in Flemish-bond with dark headers
and fine gauged red brick dressings. Steep octagonal roof with
cupola and ovoid finial. A tall octagonal tower overlooking
a pond with entrances at N (to granary below) and NW (to upper
dovecote) with ornamentation mainly on E, SE and S faces. High
plinth with semi-circular arched openings to ventilate below
granary floor. Corresponding oval openings in deep platband
now blocked. Segmental arches to plank doors at 2 levels. Interior
has brick nest boxes and shelves all round upper chamber with
heavy timber floor over granary. Purlin roof with a cross of
large tie-beams. Octagonal oculus to cupola. (Pevsner (1977)

Listing NGR: TL2895426500

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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