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Dovecote About 10 Metres West of Court House Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Richards Castle (Hereford), Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.3243 / 52°19'27"N

Longitude: -2.7479 / 2°44'52"W

OS Eastings: 349126

OS Northings: 269840

OS Grid: SO491698

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.VQ63

Mapcode Global: VH849.BV52

Plus Code: 9C4V87F2+PV

Entry Name: Dovecote About 10 Metres West of Court House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 June 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150139

Location: Richards Castle (Hereford), County of Herefordshire, SY8

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Richards Castle (Hereford)

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Richards Castle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO 46 NE
3/116 Dovecote about 10 metres
west of
Court House Farmhouse


Dovecote. C17, restored mid-C20. Coursed rubble with conical stone tile
roof. Circular plan. South side has a low entrance with chamfered wooden
architrave and a ledged and boarded door. The roof has three gabled dormers
with 2-light louvred windows, and is capped by a glover, also gabled in three
directions. Interior has a potence in working order, the arms supported by
curved wooden braces, the ladder with wooden rungs. There are 18 tiers of
nesting boxes, each alternate tier with an alighting ledge. In all about 600
nesting boxes. Roof has a truss with two raking struts, the principals rising
to glover. Two secondary trusses placed at a 60 degree angle to main truss
have hanging wall-posts. A perfectly preserved example. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument, County No 115. (RCHM, 3, p 174, no 5).

Listing NGR: SO4912669840

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