DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1345406

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Statutory Address: DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Selworthy

National Park: EXMOOR

National Grid Reference: SS9247445282

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SS94NW SELWORTHY CP BLACKFORD 4/75 Dovecot at Blackford Farm 22.5.69

- II*

Dovecot. Late medieval. Coursed random rubble, partly roughcast, conical stone roof rising from moulded cornice, open in centre. Circular in plan. Square headed plank door with renewed brick lintel. Interior: 11 tiers of irregularly spaced nesting boxes rising to eaves level, said to number 302 in all. No evidence of a potence or other interior features. The manorhouse at Blackford was destroyed by fire in 1875 and the dovecot was aquired by the National Trust in 1944. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 207). (Chadwyck-Healey, The History of the Part of West Somerset, 190l; Ridler, A Selworthy Notebook, 1983).

Listing NGR: SS9247445282

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 265489

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Healey, C, The History of the Part of West Somerset, (1901)
Ridler, , A Selworthy Notebook, (1983)

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