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Dovecote Henhouse and Attached Shelter Shed on South Side of Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Hedgeley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4399 / 55°26'23"N

Longitude: -1.796 / 1°47'45"W

OS Eastings: 413004

OS Northings: 616244

OS Grid: NU130162

Mapcode National: GBR H5WJ.ZR

Mapcode Global: WHC1B.DJ0K

Plus Code: 9C7WC6Q3+XH

Entry Name: Dovecote Henhouse and Attached Shelter Shed on South Side of Road

Listing Date: 25 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236576

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hedgeley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Dovecote

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NU 11 NW NU 130162
5/231 Dovecote-henhouse
and attached
shelter shed, on
south side of road

Dovecote-henhouse and shelter shed, c.1830-40. Squared stone with tooled-and-
margined quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof. Square dovecote with
contemporary shelter shed to west. South elevation: dovecote has henhole
c.2 metres above ground, with recess above holding 5 pigeon entrances, with
alighting shelf; shelter shed to left has pair of square-headed openings.
Both parts have hip-ended roofs. Right return of dovecote shows doorway
with timber lintel and small window.

Interior: lower part of dovecote has stone wall boxes for hens, the upper
part smaller boxes for pigeons.

Ruinous pent privy at rear of dovecote is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU1300416244

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