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
The nest boxes inside
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,
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.
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Opening Times: 28 Feb-31 Oct Mon-Fri 9am-6pm.
Closes at dusk if earlier
Charges: Adult £1
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