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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00969g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Trellech United Unitary authority : Monmouthshire NGR : SO4855803647 Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Dovecote Status : listed building II*, registered parks and gardens II*, Scheduled Monument
Summary : Late-16th century circular dovecote built of stone rubble which once had a conical roof of stone tiles, replaced by an oak roof when refurbished in the 1980s. It stands in a rough outer part of the farm garden to the south-east of the farmhouse.
Description : Dovecote standing in a rough outer part of the farm garden to the south-east of Hygga farmhouse. It is a circular building 5m in diameter, and is probably of late-16th century date. Its red sandstone rubble walls, 1m thick x 4m high, were once topped with a conical roof of stone tiles which has since been replaced with a reconstructed oak roof. Nesting boxes line the interior of the structure. The wall is pierced by two stone mullioned windows, and a stone doorway. When visited in 1958 it was described to be in a fair condition, but underwent general refurbishment in the 1980s due to its deteriorating state.
The Handley Partnership , HAAbase built heritage assessment system: Buildings at Risk database
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