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Dovecote About 120 Yards North-East of Kyre Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kyre, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.269 / 52°16'8"N

Longitude: -2.5475 / 2°32'50"W

OS Eastings: 362737

OS Northings: 263572

OS Grid: SO627635

Mapcode National: GBR BS.Z5KG

Mapcode Global: VH84S.S7MD

Entry Name: Dovecote About 120 Yards North-East of Kyre Park

Listing Date: 18 April 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1179454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150711

Location: Kyre, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR15

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Kyre

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Teme Valley South

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 66 SW
6/24 Dovecote about 120 yards
north-east of Kyre Park


Dovecote. Circa 1600 or possibly earlier, re-erected on present site in
1752 for Sir Edmund Pytts. Sandstone rubble lined with brick, and conical
plain tiled roof. Circular plan. There is a continuous stone band running
about three feet beneath eaves level. On the west side is a round-headed
doorway and there is also a small square-headed doorway to the south-east.
The roof has four gabled dormers with 2-light leaded casement windows. The
square timber lantern with cross-gabled roof has fallen down and is stored
inside the dovecote. Interior: there are about 600 nesting holes arranged
in 20 tiers with stone alighting ledges. The potence survives in complete
working order. The dovecote was originally sited to the south of Kyre Park (qv).
County Ancient Monument number 307, together with the Barn (qv) about 60 yards
east of Kyre Park (qv). (VCH, IV, p 281; BoE, p 211).

Listing NGR: SO6273763572

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