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Dovecot at Blackford Farm, Selworthy

Description: Dovecot at Blackford Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265489

OS Grid Reference: SS9247545284
OS Grid Coordinates: 292475, 145284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1966, -3.5402

Location: Long Lane, Selworthy, Somerset TA24 8SY

Locality: Selworthy
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8SY

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dovecote at Little Blackford, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

Dovecot at Blackford Farm

- II*

Dovecot. Late medieval. Coursed random rubble, partly roughcast, conical stone roof rising from moulded cornice, open
in centre. Circular in plan. Square headed plank door with renewed brick lintel. Interior: 11 tiers of irregularly
spaced nesting boxes rising to eaves level, said to number 302 in all. No evidence of a potence or other interior
features. The manorhouse at Blackford was destroyed by fire in 1875 and the dovecot was aquired by the National Trust
in 1944. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 207). (Chadwyck-Healey, The History of the Part of West
Somerset, 190l; Ridler, A Selworthy Notebook, 1983).

Listing NGR: SS9247545284

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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