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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
Entry Name: Dovecote About 10 Metres West of Court House Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 June 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1167549
English Heritage Legacy ID: 150139
Location: Richards Castle (Hereford), County of Herefordshire, SY8
County: County of 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
RICHARD'S CASTLE CP -
SO 46 NE
3/116 Dovecote about 10 metres
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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