History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Dovecote and Flanking Walls in Stable Yard at Penheale

A Grade II Listed Building in Egloskerry, Cornwall

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.6666 / 50°39'59"N

Longitude: -4.4531 / 4°27'11"W

OS Eastings: 226740

OS Northings: 88081

OS Grid: SX267880

Mapcode National: GBR NG.780V

Mapcode Global: FRA 17K9.WGQ

Plus Code: 9C2QMG8W+JQ

Entry Name: Dovecote and Flanking Walls in Stable Yard at Penheale

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67946

Location: Egloskerry, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Egloskerry

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Egloskerry

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Find accommodation in


SX 28 NE
8/56 Dovecote and flanking walls in
- stable yard at Penheale


Dovecote and flanking walls. Probably C18. Stone rubble with dressed stone quoins.
Octagonal slate roof with deep overhanging eaves and octagonal slate cap.
Plan: The dovecote is of octagonal plan on the exterior and circular plan on the
interior. It was probably originally of 2 stages with a line of large recesses at
ground floor level, possibly used for geese with nesting holes above, possibly for
hens. The bolins are restricted to the top stage with an access-hole provided in the
roof. The roof was renewed in the 1980s following the design of the earlier
Exterior: Octagonal dovecote of two stages; dressed stone segmental arch to entrance
with similar door opening directly above, flanked by unglazed windows with timber
frames. There is a slate string near the top, on all faces. The octagonal slate
roof has deep overhanging eaves and is surmounted by an octagonal slate cap with a
continuous access hole for the pigeons between. The cap is raised on corbelled
brackets which are integral with the radiating trusses of the roof structure.
Flanking the dovecote are high stone rubble walls with battlemented tops which form
the south wall enclosing the stable yard.
Interior: The floor and potence has been removed. There is a line of large niches
at floor level with nesting holes, possibly for hen boxes above. Above the line of
the first floor are several rows of bolins for the pigeons.

Listing NGR: SX2674088081

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.