Dovecote Attached To The North East Corner Of Charlton House

12 Jul 2004
Dovecote Attached To The North East Corner Of Charlton House, Kingweston Road, Charlton Mackrell, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11 6AH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST52NW CHARLTON MACKRELL CP KINGWESTON ROAD (East side) 5/37 Dovecote attached to the north east corner of Charlton House -


Dovecote. C18 or earlier. Local lias stone cut and squared; Welsh slate over stone slate base courses between coped gables with gabletted finials; brick chimney stack. 2 storeys, single bay. Plain doors in north wall below and in east wall approached by flight of stone steps, above. Undercroft said to have housed former ovens (not seen); upper floor is dovecote, with accommodation for about 500 nests within the four walls; two close double-collar roof trusses flanking the former aperture for the birds, now blocked. Square plan unusual for dovecote in this part of Somerset: important being in conjunction with Charlton House (qv). (Victoria County History, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST5296429087


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1571 IOE Records taken by Michael Perry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Michael Perry. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Perry, Michael

Rights Holder: Perry, Michael


Lias, Stone, Welsh Slate, Stuart Dovecote, Georgian Agriculture And Subsistence, Agricultural Building, Undercroft, Unassigned, Building Component, Building