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Dovecote at Westbury Farm, Offley

Description: Dovecote at Westbury Farm

Grade: II
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

Location: Westbury Farm Close, Offley, Hertfordshire SG5 3DE

Locality: Offley
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 3DE

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Listing Text

TL 1427 (West side)
Great Offley

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

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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