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Dovecote at Nine Ashes Farm 40 Metres North North East of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7999 / 51°47'59"N

Longitude: 0.0539 / 0°3'13"E

OS Eastings: 541721

OS Northings: 213247

OS Grid: TL417132

Mapcode National: GBR LD7.2FS

Mapcode Global: VHHM5.W1B0

Entry Name: Dovecote at Nine Ashes Farm 40 Metres North North East of House

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159934

Location: Hunsdon, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hunsdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Hunsdon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 4113 HUNSDON ACORN STREET
(east side)

8/13 Dovecote at Nine Ashes
Farm 40 metres NNE
- of house

GV II


Dovecote. Late C16 ('dovehouse' noted in a description of 1600
(HLHS (1979) 35): 'dove and hen house' in sale of 1898 (HRO)):
interior converted to 3 storeys farm cottage but not in use.
Tall octagonal red brick dovecote with plinth and dentilled eaves
course. Steep octagonal slate roof topped by large octagonal
lantern. Small arched opening on each face (now glazed)
sheltered by wide moulded cornice supporting ogee lead roof with
ball terminal. Very thick walls plastered inside many include
nest boxes under inner lining. Modern 3-light casement windows in
cardinal faces. Small dormer on E. Single storey kitchen
addition at N. Inserted chimney against wall at NE. Main door
recessed on S under segmental arch. Modern half-glazed door. A
C16 dovecote of special interest surviving from Sir Thomas
Forster's mansion. Part of the group of historic buildings at
Nine Ashes.


Listing NGR: TL4172113247

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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