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Dovecote called the 'Culver House', 330m SSW of Lower Bussow Farm

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Dovecote called the 'Culver House', 330m SSW of Lower Bussow Farm

List entry Number: 1006690

Location

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County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Ives

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 04-Sep-1930

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: CO 119

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Dovecotes are specialised structures designed for the breeding and keeping of doves as a source of food and as a symbol of high social status. Most surviving examples were built in the period between the 14th and the 17th centuries, although both earlier and later examples are documented. They were generally freestanding structures, square or circular in plan and normally of brick or stone, with nesting boxes built into the internal wall. They were frequently sited at manor houses or monasteries. They are also generally regarded as an important component of local distinctiveness and character. The dovecote called the 'Culver House', 330m SSW of Lower Bussow Farm remains intact. In addition to its architectural interest, it will retain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, use, longevity, agricultural practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes a dovecote, situated at the southern foot of Rosewall Hill. The dovecote survives as a squat, circular rubble-built building with a conical stone roof. The dovecote measures 6m in diameter overall. Its walls are 1.3m thick and it stands to a height of approximately 7m. There is an entrance to the WNW and there are several holes in the wall to allow access for the pigeons or doves. The dovecote is of medieval date, perhaps dating as early as the 13th century. The dovecote is Listed Grade II* (69120).

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-423122

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National Grid Reference: SW 49854 38739

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