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Dovecote at Nine Ashes Farm 40 Metres North North East of House, Hunsdon

Description: Dovecote at Nine Ashes Farm 40 Metres North North East of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159934

OS Grid Reference: TL4172113247
OS Grid Coordinates: 541721, 213247
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7999, 0.0539

Location: Acorn Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8PL

Locality: Hunsdon
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG12 8PL

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Listing Text

(east side)

8/13 Dovecote at Nine Ashes
Farm 40 metres NNE
- of house


Dovecote. Late C16 ('dovehouse' noted in a description of 1600
(HLHS (1979) 35): 'dove and hen house' in sale of 1898 (HRO)):
interior converted to 3 storeys farm cottage but not in use.
Tall octagonal red brick dovecote with plinth and dentilled eaves
course. Steep octagonal slate roof topped by large octagonal
lantern. Small arched opening on each face (now glazed)
sheltered by wide moulded cornice supporting ogee lead roof with
ball terminal. Very thick walls plastered inside many include
nest boxes under inner lining. Modern 3-light casement windows in
cardinal faces. Small dormer on E. Single storey kitchen
addition at N. Inserted chimney against wall at NE. Main door
recessed on S under segmental arch. Modern half-glazed door. A
C16 dovecote of special interest surviving from Sir Thomas
Forster's mansion. Part of the group of historic buildings at
Nine Ashes.

Listing NGR: TL4172113247

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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