Category
 
Conservation
Project 

Dovecote restoration

Client  Chillington Farm
Stage  Completed July 2010
Value   125,000

Chillington Hall’s octagonal dovecote forms the centrepiece of an 18th century service courtyard consisting of stables, barns, smithy, malt oven, carriage store, acorn roasting house, pig sties and potato store.  Built c1730, the fine quality of the brickwork is in keeping with the south wing of the Hall, which was built by West Midlands architect, Francis Smith of Warwick.

The former roof structure was in such poor condition, that it was brought down over 15 years ago and the cupola eventually lost. A lightweight temporary roof was built in its place. Nothing remained of the original structure apart from the oak cross beams, seven of eight sash windows and one round window.