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Dovecote at Pickhill Old Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sesswick, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0161 / 53°0'58"N

Longitude: -2.9119 / 2°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 338920

OS Northings: 346925

OS Grid: SJ389469

Mapcode National: GBR 79.G15K

Mapcode Global: WH896.7GM3

Plus Code: 9C5V238Q+F6

Entry Name: Dovecote at Pickhill Old Hall

Listing Date: 7 June 1963

Last Amended: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1637

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the south-east of Pickhill Old Hall, diagonally opposite its main front, on the edge of steeply sloping ground.

County: Wrexham

Community: Sesswick

Community: Sesswick

Locality: Pickhill

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Part of Pickhill Old Hall estate, the surviving fabric suggests a C17 date.


Constructed of brown brick on a heavy stone plinth to a square plan. Crow-stepped gables to each elevation. Low entrance to the north obscured by trees at time of resurvey in 1996 when the Dovecote was in a derelict and ruinous condition with large movement cracks to the walls, collapsed plinth stones and roof.


Inspection not possible at time of resurvey. Said to retain it's pigeon recesses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an example of a C17 dovecote notwithstanding condition.

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  • II Talwrn House
    Situated on the north side of the B5130 close to it's junction with Watery Lane.
  • II Pickhill Farmhouse
    Situated at the end of a private drive from the north side of the B5130 in open pasture.
  • II Gate and gate-piers at Pickhill Hall Lodge
    Situated towards the end of the east side of a road coming south of the B5130 shortly after Pickhill Bridge. Concealed in lightly wooded countryside to the west of Pickhill Hall.
  • II Pickhill Hall Lodge
    The former Lodge to Pickhill Hall is reached by a road south of the B5130 (Holt Road) entered adjacent to Fingerpot Cottage. After its junction with Watery Lane the road becomes a track. The Lodge is
  • II Parkey Farmhouse
    Parkey Farm is situated at the end of a private track entered from the north side of the B5130 approx. 1.6km to the east of the Cross Lanes junction.
  • II Graig Cottage
    Set back from Station Road at the outskirts of the village.
  • II Pickhill Hall
    Situated at the end of a private drive entered from the east side of a road runing south from the B5130. This new drive approaches the house from the rear passing close to it's farm buildings to the s
  • II Bedwell Hall
    Bedwell Hall is reached by a private drive entered from the east side of Bedwell Lane to the south of Bedwell Bridge, and approx 0.4km north of it's junction with the B5130.

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