Dovecote at Home Farm 150m South East of Lofts Hall

Essex

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Dovecote
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Essex County Council

District Council

Uttlesford District Council

Parish

Wenden Lofts

Parliamentary Constituency

Saffron Walden

Grid Reference

OV464464 (546444, 238721)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.0271, 0.134795

Nearest Postcode

CB11 4UN

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Notes

A large dovecote situated within the grounds of Lofts Hall. The dovecote, which is Listed Grade II*, is of octagonal design, built of brick with a brick saw tooth cornice. The roof is tiled with a louvred cupola at the apex and two dormer windows. On the west side is a single fairly small door facing the farmhouse. Inside 1500 wooden nest boxes in 19 tiers line the walls. Each nest box has an arched head, and each tier has a continuous alighting ledge. A fully functional wooden potence survives, complete with ladder, and pivots on a large brick octagonal platform 1.2 metres in diameter. The dovecote is thought to date from the 16th century (as did the original hall) but exhibits mainly 18th century features. Scheduled.

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