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Dovecote at Hygga House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7292 / 51°43'45"N

Longitude: -2.7462 / 2°44'46"W

OS Eastings: 348557

OS Northings: 203651

OS Grid: SO485036

Mapcode National: GBR JJ.27XW

Mapcode Global: VH876.CS1R

Entry Name: Dovecote at Hygga House

Listing Date: 1 May 1952

Last Amended: 28 February 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2071

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 500m north east of the Church of St Dennis at Llanishen and approached down a lane on the east side of Chepstow Road (B4293).

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig)

Community: Trellech United

Locality: Trellech

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

A probably late C16 dovecote in a very good and complete condition except that the roof was rebuilt as a part of the general refurbishment of the structure undertaken in the 1980s. Previous to the repair the building had been in a very poor state.

Exterior

The dovecote is constructed of limewashed stone rubble with sandstone ashlar dressings and has a stone slate roof. It is circular in plan with a doorway with a plain chamfered surround and a 4-centred arch head, but cut out of a single lintel stone, modern oak plank door. There are also two 2-light windows with ovolo mullions, a very unusual feature for a dovecote. Continuous bands of nesting boxes on the upper wall, six tiers of them with stone alighting ledges. Conical roof with lantern cap for the doves to get into the interior.

Interior

Limewashed interior with eleven tiers of nesting boxes, continuous except where they are broken by the windows and the door. Reconstructed oak roof (1980s).

Reasons for Listing

Included and highly graded as a particularly fine and complete example of a C16 docvecote. Scheduled Ancient Monument MM150(MON).

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