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Latitude: 51.7987 / 51°47'55"N
Longitude: -0.023 / 0°1'22"W
OS Eastings: 536423
OS Northings: 212963
OS Grid: TL364129
Mapcode National: GBR KBT.112
Mapcode Global: VHGPP.K16Y
Entry Name: Dovecote at Amwellbury Farm 30 Metres North of Amwellbury Farmhouse
Listing Date: 30 July 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076687
English Heritage Legacy ID: 355887
Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Great Amwell
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Great Amwell with St Margaret's
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 3612 GREAT AMWELL WALNUT TREE WALK
11/3 Dovecote at
30.7.82 30 metres north of Amwellbury
Dovecote. Circa 1700. An octagonal brick dovecote with steep
old red tiled roof, with door on S. Red brick in irregular
Flemish-bond with random black headers. Stucco strips to angles
of walls and roof and round doorway. 13 " walls reddened and
tuck pointed in C19. Wide plaster cove below moulded wooden
eaves cornice. Steep octagonal tiled roof has bellcast eaves.
Octagonal timber louvre with ledge and 3 holes on each face with
diagonal diagonal lattice infill. Steep octagonal metal roof
with angle rolls, and wrought iron wind vane on a ball.
Projecting plastered plinth on N side where ground falls away.
Rows of holes in interior for full height with remains of
projecting timber supports for nestboxes. Walls plastered
originally. Lath and plaster underceiling to roof and a single
tie-beam with stopped chamfer and central hole in soffit for
revolving ladder now gone. N E face has collapsed below cornice
level. An historic brick dovecote associated with the manorial
centre. Part of a picturesque group at Amwellbury. (RCHM (1911)
95: VCH (1912) 417: Pevsner (1977) 150).
Listing NGR: TL3642312963
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