Dovecote 160 metres north west of Coombe Place, Offham, Hamsey, Lewes - South Downs (NP)

Early C19 dovecote within the grounds of Coombe Place. Ornate octagonal building of flint with dressings and quoins of red and grey brick. Water ingress and collapse of chalk and brick nesting boxes inside is the cause of risk. Discussions have taken place with the owners as to how a repair project might be completed.

Dovecote 160 metres north west of Coombe Place, Offham, Hamsey, Lewes - South Downs (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Dovecote 160m north west of Coombe Place
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019248
  • Local Planning Authority: South Downs (NP)
  • Site Type: Agriculture and subsistence > Dovecote

Location

  • Building Name: Dovecote 160 metres north west of Coombe Place
  • Locality: Offham
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Lewes
  • Parish: Hamsey
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewes
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England