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A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0259 / 53°1'33"N

Longitude: -3.0037 / 3°0'13"W

OS Eastings: 332779

OS Northings: 348090

OS Grid: SJ327480

Mapcode National: GBR 75.FGVD

Mapcode Global: WH894.T6VN

Plus Code: 9C5R2XGW+8G

Entry Name: Dovecote

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17864

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the SE of the house.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The building dates from the C18, probably late C18. Potence and part of roof structure replaced during refurbishment by the National Trust, 1970s.


Red brick in English Garden Wall bond with a stepped brick cornice, slate roof. Octagonal plan with doors in 2 faces. There are 4 symmetrically positioned dormer openings in the roof with hipped roofs and slate-hung sides, central open cupola surmounted by a weather vane.


There are c350 nesting boxes in linear arrangement and a central potence and ladder.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an octagonal C18 dovecote.

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