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Hawford Dovecot

Omberlsey, Worcestershire

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A late 16th century half-timbered dovecote at Hawford Grange, built on the site of a Medieval dovecote and restored in the late 20th century.

It is a 4 gabled black and white half-timbered and brick structure on stone foundations and is in good condition and is virtually unaltered since. Access inside is through some large double doors and once inside you will see that originally it had two floor levels above the ground level, today it is completely open and you can see the roof structure.

Inside the Dovecot  See Larger Image   The nest boxes inside   See Larger Image

It still retains many of it's nesting boxes, which are on one side and on the opposite side are entry slots for the birds to get in, plus they can also get in through the cupola at the top.

Parking is difficult but it is in a private drive off a quiet unclassified road with a grass verge where you can park your car safely off the road.

Location: Hawford Dovecot, nr Omberlsey, Worcestershire

Grid Reference: SO846607 Ceremonial County: Worcestershire

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap Aerial

Getting there: Off the A449 3 miles north of Worcester. The A449 is a dual carriage but you are able to cross into the road for Hawford, just keep in the right hand lane. Once across the road at the sharp right angled bend, the dovecot is in the private road to your right, go around the bend and you can park up on the wide grass verge opposite some houses.

Access: Walk up the small private road where you can view it, and walk round it. Level access.
Website: National Trust
Other Useful Websites: Pastscape
Email:  hawforddovecote@nationaltrust.org.uk
Address: Hawford, Worcestershire
Postcode: WR3 7SG Telephone: 01527 821214
Opening Times: 28 Feb-31 Oct Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Closes at dusk if earlier

Charges: Adult 1

Nearby Locations: Wichenford Dovecot 
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By: Tracey Park Section: Heritage Section Key:
Page Ref: hawford_dovecot Topic: Dovecots  Last Updated: 09/2010


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