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Description: Dovecote Attached to the North East Corner of Charlton House
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 262842
OS Grid Reference: ST5296429087
OS Grid Coordinates: 352964, 129087
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0592, -2.6725
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ST52NW CHARLTON MACKRELL CP KINGWESTON ROAD (East side)
5/37 Dovecote attached to the north
east corner of Charlton House
Dovecote. C18 or earlier. Local lias stone cut and squared; Welsh slate over stone slate base courses between coped
gables with gabletted finials; brick chimney stack. 2 storeys, single bay. Plain doors in north wall below and in east
wall approached by flight of stone steps, above. Undercroft said to have housed former ovens (not seen); upper floor is
dovecote, with accommodation for about 500 nests within the four walls; two close double-collar roof trusses flanking
the former aperture for the birds, now blocked. Square plan unusual for dovecote in this part of Somerset: important
being in conjunction with Charlton House (qv). (Victoria County History, Volume III, 1974).
Listing NGR: ST5296429087
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Source: English Heritage
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