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
© Mr Michael Perry. Source: Historic England Archive
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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