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Dovecot at Blackford Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Selworthy, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1966 / 51°11'47"N

Longitude: -3.5403 / 3°32'24"W

OS Eastings: 292474

OS Northings: 145282

OS Grid: SS924452

Mapcode National: GBR LF.4YRV

Mapcode Global: VH5K3.L680

Entry Name: Dovecot at Blackford Farm

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265489

Location: Selworthy, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Selworthy

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text



SS94NW SELWORTHY CP
BLACKFORD
4/75
Dovecot at Blackford Farm
22.5.69

- II*

Dovecot. Late medieval. Coursed random rubble, partly roughcast, conical stone roof rising from moulded cornice, open
in centre. Circular in plan. Square headed plank door with renewed brick lintel. Interior: 11 tiers of irregularly
spaced nesting boxes rising to eaves level, said to number 302 in all. No evidence of a potence or other interior
features. The manorhouse at Blackford was destroyed by fire in 1875 and the dovecot was aquired by the National Trust
in 1944. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 207). (Chadwyck-Healey, The History of the Part of West
Somerset, 190l; Ridler, A Selworthy Notebook, 1983).


Listing NGR: SS9247445282

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