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Dovecote at Amwellbury Farm 30 Metres North of Amwellbury Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XQXXG+FQ

Entry Name: Dovecote at Amwellbury Farm 30 Metres North of Amwellbury Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355887

Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

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

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11/3 Dovecote at
Amwellbury Farm
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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