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Dovecote 15 Metres North West of Athelhampton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Athelhampton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7478 / 50°44'51"N

Longitude: -2.3271 / 2°19'37"W

OS Eastings: 377015

OS Northings: 94289

OS Grid: SY770942

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z9.0GG

Mapcode Global: FRA 6703.H63

Entry Name: Dovecote 15 Metres North West of Athelhampton Hall

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106191

Location: Athelhampton, Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Athelhampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Puddletown with Athelhampton and Burleston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY 79 SE

9/3 Dovecote 15 metres
north west of
26.1.56 Athelhampton Hall


Free standing circular dovecote. Early C16, with roof timbers replaced
C20. Roughly coursed rubble stone with occasional repairs in brick, with a
coved stone eaves-cornice. Four ashlar buttresses of two stages are set
symmetrically around the circumference. Clay tiled conical roof, with an
octagonal cedar-wood lantern, C20 replacement. The dovecote is entered from
the east through a low ashlar doorway with a chamfered four centred head.
The internal wall face has under 600 pigeon-holes formerly accessible by a
wooden ladder on a cantilevered frame which pivots on a central post. (RCHM
Dorset III, p13(2)).

Listing NGR: SY7701594289

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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