Listed Building: DOVECOT AT BLACKFORD FARM
1076, 4, 75
22 May 1969
Date last amended
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