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Dovecote at Westbury Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9308 / 51°55'50"N

Longitude: -0.3412 / 0°20'28"W

OS Eastings: 514147

OS Northings: 227106

OS Grid: TL141271

Mapcode National: GBR H5Z.Y9T

Mapcode Global: VHGNR.1QGQ

Plus Code: 9C3XWMJ5+8G

Entry Name: Dovecote at Westbury Farm

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163134

Location: Offley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Offley

Built-Up Area: Great Offley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Offley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1427 (West side)
Great Offley

12/124 Dovecote at
27.5.68 Westbury Farm


Dovecote. Early C17. Timber frame on red brick sill, lower part red
brick infill between main posts, upper part close-studded with narrow
red brick infill panels. Steep old red tile roof hipped with large
gablets formerly for entrance of doves. A tall square 2-bays structure
facing N, with gablets to N and S, in middle of farmyard. Stable door in
heavy frame in N side. The structure has jowled posts at each corner and
in middle of E and W walls, unjowled posts in middle of N and S walls.
Mid-height rail tenoned in-line and long straight tension braces notched
over outsides of studs next corners. Straight braces to central truss
with collar and angled queen-struts. Single clasped purlin to each slope
is base for joist of top-loft with a trimmed opening on each side of
collar of truss. Peg holes for fixing nest boxes around interior.
Edge-halved scarf in wallplate as in farmhouse. (RCHM (1911)161: VCH

Listing NGR: TL1414727106

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

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