List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM

List entry Number: 1345406

Location

DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetWest SomersetDistrict AuthoritySelworthy

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265489

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

SS94NW SELWORTHY CP BLACKFORD 4/75 Dovecot at Blackford Farm 22.5.69

- II*

Dovecot. Late medieval. Coursed random rubble, partly roughcast, conical stone roof rising from moulded cornice, open in centre. Circular in plan. Square headed plank door with renewed brick lintel. Interior: 11 tiers of irregularly spaced nesting boxes rising to eaves level, said to number 302 in all. No evidence of a potence or other interior features. The manorhouse at Blackford was destroyed by fire in 1875 and the dovecot was aquired by the National Trust in 1944. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 207). (Chadwyck-Healey, The History of the Part of West Somerset, 190l; Ridler, A Selworthy Notebook, 1983).

Listing NGR: SS9247545284

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Ridler - Title: A Selworthy Notebook - Date: 1983
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Healey, C - Title: The History of the Part of West Somerset - Date: 1901

National Grid Reference: SS 92475 45284

Map


© Crown Copyright and database right 2014. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2014. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 24-Sep-2014 at 01:25:59.