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The Pigeon House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bibury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7594 / 51°45'33"N

Longitude: -1.8308 / 1°49'50"W

OS Eastings: 411777

OS Northings: 206756

OS Grid: SP117067

Mapcode National: GBR 3QJ.RXX

Mapcode Global: VHB2M.710L

Entry Name: The Pigeon House

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 127364

Location: Bibury, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Bibury

Built-Up Area: Arlington

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Bibury with Winson

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

BIBURY PACKHORSE LANE
SP 1006-1106
(west side)
11/116 The Pigeon House
23.1.52
GV II*
Detached house. Early C16; later C18 and C20 alterations. Random
and coursed rubble limestone; ashlar chimney; stone slate roof.
Cross passage plan; 2-storey. East front: 3 half gables to right
part of elevation, each with timber casement; right gable is late
C20 addition. Fenestration otherwise scattered including 2 and 3-
light recessed chamfered mullioned casements with hoodmoulds.
Central doorway with C20 glazed door and flat stone porch hood on
shaped brackets. Central ridge-mounted chimney has restored
octagonal shaft with lancet openings and original crocketed spire
top. C20 single-storey addition to left is not of special
interest. Rear: 1 half gable with 2-light mullioned casement, 2-
light below. Fenestration otherwise timber casements with timber
lintels.
Interior: large central chimney stack has C16 upper floor
fireplace with projecting stone hood on shaped brackets. Single
arched braced collar truss in roof, curved feet of rafters
projecting below later inserted ceiling. Stands on ancient
packhorse route and is one of the earliest buildings in Bibury with
several original features. Dovecote (q.v.) stands to north.
(Illustrated in J.A. Gibbs, A Cotswold Villager 1898. A.R.J.
Jurica, 'Bibury' in V.C.H. Glos. vii, 1981, p 21-44; and D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979


Listing NGR: SP1181206695

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