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Dovecote at Manor Farm (30 Metres to South of House)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Walkern, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9221 / 51°55'19"N

Longitude: -0.1262 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 528954

OS Northings: 226500

OS Grid: TL289265

Mapcode National: GBR J7S.JWS

Mapcode Global: VHGNV.RYMD

Entry Name: Dovecote at Manor Farm (30 Metres to South of House)

Listing Date: 4 February 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159689

Location: Walkern, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Walkern

Built-Up Area: Walkern

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Walkern

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)

7/8 Dovecote at
Manor Farm
4.2.59 (30m to S of house)


Dovecote. Circa 1700. Red brick in Flemish-bond with dark headers
and fine gauged red brick dressings. Steep octagonal roof with
cupola and ovoid finial. A tall octagonal tower overlooking
a pond with entrances at N (to granary below) and NW (to upper
dovecote) with ornamentation mainly on E, SE and S faces. High
plinth with semi-circular arched openings to ventilate below
granary floor. Corresponding oval openings in deep platband
now blocked. Segmental arches to plank doors at 2 levels. Interior
has brick nest boxes and shelves all round upper chamber with
heavy timber floor over granary. Purlin roof with a cross of
large tie-beams. Octagonal oculus to cupola. (Pevsner (1977)

Listing NGR: TL2895426500

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