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Description: Dovecote at Westbury Farm
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 163134
OS Grid Reference: TL1414727106
OS Grid Coordinates: 514147, 227106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9308, -0.3412
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OFFLEY SCHOOL LANE
TL 1427 (West side)
12/124 Dovecote at
27.5.68 Westbury Farm
Dovecote. Early C17. Timber frame on red brick sill, lower part red
brick infill between main posts, upper part close-studded with narrow
red brick infill panels. Steep old red tile roof hipped with large
gablets formerly for entrance of doves. A tall square 2-bays structure
facing N, with gablets to N and S, in middle of farmyard. Stable door in
heavy frame in N side. The structure has jowled posts at each corner and
in middle of E and W walls, unjowled posts in middle of N and S walls.
Mid-height rail tenoned in-line and long straight tension braces notched
over outsides of studs next corners. Straight braces to central truss
with collar and angled queen-struts. Single clasped purlin to each slope
is base for joist of top-loft with a trimmed opening on each side of
collar of truss. Peg holes for fixing nest boxes around interior.
Edge-halved scarf in wallplate as in farmhouse. (RCHM (1911)161: VCH
Listing NGR: TL1414727106
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Source: English Heritage
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