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Granary with Dovecot over About 30 Metres North West of Smallacombe Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lifton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6523 / 50°39'8"N

Longitude: -4.3051 / 4°18'18"W

OS Eastings: 237148

OS Northings: 86162

OS Grid: SX371861

Mapcode National: GBR NN.8B08

Mapcode Global: FRA 17WB.SSD

Plus Code: 9C2QMM2V+WX

Entry Name: Granary with Dovecot over About 30 Metres North West of Smallacombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92369

Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lifton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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2/123 Granary with dovecot over about 30m
- north west of Smallacombe Farmhouse


Granary with dovecot over. Circa early C18. Flemish bond brick with bitumen-painted
slate roof with low pitched gables at ends and to the front. 2 storeys with granary
raised on 12 brick staddles and first floor dovecot. Symmetrical front with central
entrance to granary reached by a probably C19 flight of stone steps replacing a
timber ladder. 2 round-headed niches on front to right and left of door have brick
arches. First floor entrance to dovecot below a later brick arch and rectangular
recess. Bullseyes with brick voussoirs to either side of the entrance, 1 preserves
its glazing bars. Pigeon entrance under a Diocletian lunette arch in the front gable
with brick arches. Bullseye ventilation holes to left and right sides of dovecot, 1
retains an ornamental slate louvre. Some pigeon holes below ventilators.
Interior Not inspected but said to contain 7 tiers of nest holes, 13 holes to each
tier with unusual rear inter-communication (Copeland). An unusually grand building
of its type and probably designed in conjunction with the rebuilding of the
farmhouse. G.W. Copeland, T.D.A., vol. 75 (1943), pp. 267 - 272.

Listing NGR: SX3714886162

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