Aston dovecote, Aston - Cheshire West and Chester (UA)

Dovecote, 1691, of Flemish bond brown brick. Roofless, with deterioration to the walls of the building. Ownership of the dovecote has now been established but discussions regarding stabilisation and repair have stagnated. Considerable risk of collapse to the upper course of masonry with the establishment of mature ivy and woody vegetation. The interior is strewn with debris and an accumulation of composting vegetation.

Aston dovecote, Aston - Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Dovecote at the site of Aston Old Hall, 40m east of Gamekeepers Cottage
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1018703
  • Local Planning Authority: Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Dovecote


  • Building Name: Aston dovecote
  • Unitary Authority: Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
  • Parish: Aston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Weaver Vale
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1018703 and 1253143