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Dovecot at the Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Nercwys, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.1491 / 53°8'56"N

Longitude: -3.1389 / 3°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 323924

OS Northings: 361930

OS Grid: SJ239619

Mapcode National: GBR 70.5L07

Mapcode Global: WH77C.R3GP

Entry Name: Dovecot at the Tower

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15256

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located 150m to the W of The Tower in a field.

County: Flintshire

Community: Nercwys

Community: Nercwys

Traditional County: Flintshire

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A circular dovecot of late-Medieval type, though probably late C17/early C18. Rubble (originally rendered) with brick inner lining containing 13 tiers of arched, plastered nesting holes. The dovecot
is roofless and a section of walling at the former entrance side has collaspsed. It seems probable that the thin rubble shell and the brick lining are contemporary, which would preclude a Medieval
dating. It is, however, possible that the present building is a remodelling of an earlier one.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with The Tower.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • I The Tower
    Situated in its own park off the main N-S road from Mold by-passing the village.
  • II* Black Gates & Screens at Entrance to the Tower
    Located on the W side of the main Mold-Nercwys road, slightly set back and at right angles with it.
  • II Hendre Isa Farmhouse
    Located to the N of Nercwys village, set back off the main Leeswood -Maeshafn road to the N, behind
  • II Barn at Hendra Isa
    Situated to the W of Hendre Isa farmhouse, closing the farmyard on the W side, and with modern barn
  • II Pentrehobyn Lodge
    Located at the NE edge of the Community Council area, on the street- line on the E side of the Mold-
  • II Plas Hendre
    Located at the end of a farm lane at right angles with the main village street, to the NW of the vil
  • II Agricultural Range tp SW of Plas Hendre
    Located at the end of a farm lane SW of Hendre Ucha farmhouse, on sloping ground opposite the hay ba
  • II Tre Beiridd
    Prominently situated on a hill at the end of a long lane from Wrexham Street past Alun Sports Centre

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