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Latitude: 50.6625 / 50°39'45"N
Longitude: -4.7537 / 4°45'13"W
OS Eastings: 205483
OS Northings: 88382
OS Grid: SX054883
Mapcode National: GBR N1.7NR4
Mapcode Global: FRA 07XB.5WC
Entry Name: Dovecote, Tintagel Vicarage
Listing Date: 17 December 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1143440
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68845
Location: Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34
Civil Parish: Tintagel
Built-Up Area: Tintagel
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Tintagel
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 08 NE
Dovecote, Tintagel Vicarage
Dovecote. Medieval. The thick local slate stone rubble masonry to the walls and
conical roof is of fine quality construction. Circular plan, built into side of
bank. The dovecote is of single storey with a low domed vaulted roof. Small plank
door with timber lintel on lower side on north. Access-hole in top to-admit pigeons,
light and air, partly sealed with a large flat stone on supports.
Interior : 247 rectangular nesting holes, alternatively known as bo-lins, arranged in
13 tiers. The potence has been removed. Remains of limewash on internal walls.
Stands close to Tintagel Vicarage and gatehouse.
Henderson suggests that this dovecote may date from the C13. Cornish terriers
indicate that 8 Cornish rectories and 1 vicarage (Tintagel) possessed stone dovecotes
in the C17 and C18.
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
Canner, A C The Parish of Tintagel, some historical notes 1982
Henderson, C 'Cornish Culver Houses' Essays in Cornish History 1963
Robertson, R and Gilbert, G Some Aspects of Domestic Archaeology of Cornwall ICS and
Listing NGR: SX0548388382
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