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Dovecote, Church House Farm, Garway

SMR Number
: 1065
Grid Reference
: SO 45540 22415
Parish
: GARWAY, HEREFORDSHIRE

Circular building, truncated conical roof outside, flatly domed inside. Dovecote highly memorable in that it has inscription referring to fact the 'istud columbarium factum fuit per Ricardum' in 1326. (1)
Int diam 17'6, walls 3'10 thick. Original door faces SW. Inside building wall 6' high. 19 rows of holes. L shaped on Plan. Said to be circular cistern in floor (2)
666 nest boxes.(4)
Condition now.(5) The 1312 Account of John de la Haye says that the dovecote at Garway was yiedling nothing. When the Hospitallers took possession of the manor in 1324 a new dovcote was erected, the record of this can be seen on the tympanum. Probably the finest dovecote in England. (6)

Chris Musson's 2006 colour negative aerial photograph catalogue (7) (8) (9) (10)

Monument Type(s)

  1. DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Files

    Sources and Further Reading

    Protected status

    1. Scheduled Monument 25: Garway dovecote

    Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

    1. HHE618 - Adaptation of Earlier Enclosure System - Former Common Arable Fields - L1 Linking Type
    Last Updated: 23/07/2010 12:35:57