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Dovecote at Gunley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6023 / 52°36'8"N

Longitude: -3.0915 / 3°5'29"W

OS Eastings: 326170

OS Northings: 301064

OS Grid: SJ261010

Mapcode National: GBR B2.93K7

Mapcode Global: WH79X.HV2C

Entry Name: Dovecote at Gunley Hall

Listing Date: 26 October 1953

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19561

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located to the E of the former stables of Gunley Hall, in a small wooded area in the corner of a field.

County: Powys

Town: Forden

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Gunley

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

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Built late C18 or early C19 for the Pryce family of Gunley Hall.


Built of brick, octagonal in plan with pilaster buttresses stressing the angles extending to full height. Pyramidal hipped slate roof and boarded eaves. Entrance is a boarded door on the NE side facing the stables.


Circular internally, with 17 tiers of nest boxes above the low plinth, each with a slightly projecting brick flight ledge, 40 boxes in each tier, totalling approximately 660 nests. In the centre, a stone-built drum, approximately 80cm high, carrying the potence, with a braced frame to the perimeter ladder. The potence is supported by a bearing in cross trees level with the wall top. The glover has disappeared.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a virtuelly complete dovecote retaining its original potence, and part of a group of buildings at Gunley Hall.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gunley Hall
    Located overlooking the valley of the Camlad, close to the English border, and on the E flank of its former parkland. A dairy is placed opposite the house to the rear, and the stables enclose the rea
  • II Gazebo at Gunley Hall
    Located to the rear of a new house attached to the W end of Gunley Hall.
  • II Stockton Mill
    Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire, SY21
  • II Llwynyrhededd
    Located overlooking the Camlad valley, on the W side of the farm road, off the Marton Road 600m W of Gunley.
  • II Disused Cottage at Ngr 2656 Sj 0197
    Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire, SY21
  • II Hockelton Bridge
    Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire, SY15
  • II 25
    Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire, SY15
  • II Woodmore
    Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire, SY15

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