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Dovecote and Adjoining Stable Yard Walls Approximately 2 Metres East of Holcombe Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holcombe Rogus, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9628 / 50°57'46"N

Longitude: -3.3457 / 3°20'44"W

OS Eastings: 305593

OS Northings: 119016

OS Grid: ST055190

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.ML6Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 36WK.ND9

Entry Name: Dovecote and Adjoining Stable Yard Walls Approximately 2 Metres East of Holcombe Court

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95974

Location: Holcombe Rogus, Mid Devon, Devon, TA21

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Holcombe Rogus

Built-Up Area: Holcombe Rogus

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Holcombe Rogus All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

HOLCOMBE ROGUS HOLCOMBE ROGUS
ST 01 NE
5/127
- Dovecote and adjoining stable yard
5.4.66 walls approximately 2 metres east
of Holcombe Court
GV
II*

Dovecote and adjoining stable yard walls. The dovecote is probably C16, the stable
yard walls are circa 1845. Local grey limestone rubble; slate roof.
The dovecote is now used as a grain silo. It is circular in plan with a plain
angular eaves cornice and conical slate roof over a inner stone vault. At the apex
is a circular hole below a C19 round lantern. The north-east side has a plain
segmental-headed doorway below a window which is now blocked by the silo ventilator.
The inside is unusual having no nest holes. Inside wooden boxes were fitted but
none now remain.
The dovecote now projects into the forecourt from the C19 stable yard. The wall
this side is tall and contains a Beerstone Tudor style doorway with carved foliate
spandrels.
This dovecote, besides its intrinsic interest, plays an important visual role on the
front of Holcombe Court (q.v) as viewed from the front drive.


Listing NGR: ST0559319018

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