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Description: Dovecote Henhouse and Attached Shelter Shed on South Side of Road
Date Listed: 25 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 236576
OS Grid Reference: NU1300416244
OS Grid Coordinates: 413004, 616244
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4399, -1.7960
HEDGELEY EAST BOLTON
NU 11 NW NU 130162
shelter shed, on
south side of road
Dovecote-henhouse and shelter shed, c.1830-40. Squared stone with tooled-and-
margined quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof. Square dovecote with
contemporary shelter shed to west. South elevation: dovecote has henhole
c.2 metres above ground, with recess above holding 5 pigeon entrances, with
alighting shelf; shelter shed to left has pair of square-headed openings.
Both parts have hip-ended roofs. Right return of dovecote shows doorway
with timber lintel and small window.
Interior: lower part of dovecote has stone wall boxes for hens, the upper
part smaller boxes for pigeons.
Ruinous pent privy at rear of dovecote is not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NU1300416244
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Source: English Heritage
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