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Dovecote, Tintagel Vicarage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tintagel, Cornwall

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QM67W+2G

Entry Name: Dovecote, Tintagel Vicarage

Listing Date: 17 December 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143440

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68845

Location: Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34

County: Cornwall

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

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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
CCRA, 1979

Listing NGR: SX0548388382

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