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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
Plus Code: 9C2VPMXF+44
Entry Name: Dovecote 15 Metres North West of Athelhampton Hall
Listing Date: 26 January 1956
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119127
English Heritage Legacy ID: 106191
Location: Athelhampton, Dorset, DT2
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
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
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