Dovecote 100m North of Pridhamsleigh
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Devon County Council
South Hams District Council
SN749749 (274890, 67774)
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A circular dovecote, located on a steeply sloping hillside 100 metres to the north of Pridhamsleigh. Built of limestone rubble, it measures 6.28 metres in diameter, with walls 0.9 metres thick. The height of the eaves is 4 metres on the downhill side and 3 metres on the uphill side. The corbelled and domed roof rises 2 metres above the stone eaves drip, and a central hole allowed access to the interior for the birds. A stone lantern was added in 1977. Entry is via a gothic arched doorway on the south side. Within the dovecote, are 11 tiers of nesting holes, totalling around 250 in all. A building formerly abutted the dovecote to the south. Scheduled.
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