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Dovecote Attached to the North East Corner of Charlton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0592 / 51°3'33"N

Longitude: -2.6725 / 2°40'21"W

OS Eastings: 352964

OS Northings: 129087

OS Grid: ST529290

Mapcode National: GBR MM.FGQX

Mapcode Global: FRA 569B.0N3

Entry Name: Dovecote Attached to the North East Corner of Charlton House

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262842

Location: The Charltons, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: The Charltons

Built-Up Area: Charlton Mackrell

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/37 Dovecote attached to the north
east corner of Charlton House



Dovecote. C18 or earlier. Local lias stone cut and squared; Welsh slate over stone slate base courses between coped
gables with gabletted finials; brick chimney stack. 2 storeys, single bay. Plain doors in north wall below and in east
wall approached by flight of stone steps, above. Undercroft said to have housed former ovens (not seen); upper floor is
dovecote, with accommodation for about 500 nests within the four walls; two close double-collar roof trusses flanking
the former aperture for the birds, now blocked. Square plan unusual for dovecote in this part of Somerset: important
being in conjunction with Charlton House (qv). (Victoria County History, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST5296429087

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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