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Dovecote at Langley End Cottage, Langley

Description: Dovecote at Langley End Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 162854

OS Grid Reference: TL1985023944
OS Grid Coordinates: 519850, 223944
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9012, -0.2594

Location: B651, Langley, Hertfordshire SG4 7PT

Locality: Langley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7PT

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Listing Text


4/62 Dovecote at
Langley End Cottage


Dovecote, now a garden building. C17, C18 brick infill, C19 floor
inserted when turned into a cottage. Timber frame on high red brick
plinth, red brick infill panels, steep old red tile pyramidal roof. A
tall 2-storeys square structure on the edge of a bank at the middle of
the former farmyard now entered from N by a door next the RH corner post
with a small window above and another to the left. The frame has
corner-posts, middle post on each side, a cross-rail at half the height
of the timber framed part, and close-spaced studs. There are blocked
segmental arched openings low down in the plinth on the E side as if for
cross-ventilation below. Below the eaves on this side is an alighting
shelf and pidgeon holes, the inserted floor is carried on a beam running
N-S. Heavy horizontal convex-curved braces between wallplates at
corners. Simple rafter roof with centre-posts carrying external knob. A
building retained by Lutyens in his scheme for Hill End (now Langley

Listing NGR: TL1985023944

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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