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Latitude: 52.9344 / 52°56'3"N
Longitude: -3.0896 / 3°5'22"W
OS Eastings: 326864
OS Northings: 338003
OS Grid: SJ268380
Mapcode National: GBR 72.M00Z
Mapcode Global: WH78C.JH0R
Entry Name: Dovecote
Listing Date: 29 July 1998
Last Amended: 29 July 1998
Source ID: 20269
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: The dovecote stands to the S of the S range of the Home Farm buildings, on the edge of the National Trust park.
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Locality: Chirk Castle
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The dovecote was probably built in the C18, perhaps replacing an earlier one on the site.
The building is of rubble stonework with ashlar quoining at the angles, 2 stages high divided by a moulded string, and another string at high level. At present roofless. Octagonal in plan, with a low entrance door with a depressed arched head on the SE face, and a forced door on the N side. Eight square lights.
The building is lined with whitewashed brick internally, and has 23 flight ledges of approximately 24 nest boxes each above the 6th, giving apoproximately 350 nests. Refloored with brick, removing all sign of the potence. Most nest boxes are now blocked.
Included as a good example of an octagonal lantern dovecote, significant in a group of working buildings which formed part of the economy of the estate at Chirk.
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