Dovecote at Home Farm
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Cambridgeshire County Council
South Cambridgeshire District Council
OV436436 (543555, 249358)
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A dovecote situated at Home Farm on the north side of a sunken yard 200 metres north of Saint Margarets Church. The dovecote dates from the 18th century and is part of a complex of farm buildings. It is circular in plan and measures about 7 metres in diameter. The lower parts of the arcaded walls, to a height of about 1 metre, are constructed of brick and believed to have formerly supported a raised wooden floor. Above the arcading the walls are lined with nest boxes constructed of clay and daub. Those on the south and west are believed to be original. The main body of the walls are constructed with clunch and plastered externally and walls are additionally supported by an iron tie rod. The conical roof of the building is tiled and at the apex is a gabled lantern with flight holes and an alighting ledge providing access to a flight platform and chute constructed of wood. Listed and scheduled.
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