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Dovecote at Plas Bodewryd

A Grade II Listed Building in Mechell, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3895 / 53°23'22"N

Longitude: -4.4091 / 4°24'32"W

OS Eastings: 239887

OS Northings: 390775

OS Grid: SH398907

Mapcode National: GBR HMHR.12S

Mapcode Global: WH426.72ND

Entry Name: Dovecote at Plas Bodewryd

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Last Amended: 2 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16575

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an isolated rural location, set back from the NE side of the country road in the hamlet of Bodewryd; c100m WSW of Plas Bodewryd and c250m NW of the Church of St Mary.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Amlwch

Community: Mechell

Community: Mechell

Locality: Bodewryd

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Late C17 dovecote forming part of the Plas Bodewryd estate, which was formerly owned by Lord Stanley of Alderley (Penrhos). Plas Bodewryd was the home to Dr Edward Wynne, Chancellor of Hereford, d1755. Given to Isle of Anglesey County Council by Miss A C Walker in 1977; restored 1978-9.

Exterior

Tall dovecote built of local rubble masonry; modern slate roof. Square on plan, with gable to each wall, a slate string course projecting at gable height. Single narrow square-headed doorway in N gable wall; ventilation slit in gable apex of S gable.

Interior

Interior not inspected at time of survey. Said, by RCAHMW, to contain pigeon nests of brick with stone slabs from 3 feet above floor level up to the base of the gables.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an excellent and well-preserved late C17 dovecote which forms a prominant landmark and once formed an integral part of the estate buildings centred around Plas Bodewryd.

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