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Dovecote

A Grade II* Listed Building in Angle, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6858 / 51°41'8"N

Longitude: -5.0885 / 5°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 186606

OS Northings: 203075

OS Grid: SM866030

Mapcode National: GBR G4.ZXBR

Mapcode Global: VH1RX.RW8K

Entry Name: Dovecote

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 26 January 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5922

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In field immediately N of Castle Farm.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Angle

Community: Angle

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Circa C15. Circular plan with open eye at apex of dome. The dovecote was probably built to serve the Old Rectory, as both buildings are within the Rectorial Glebe.

Exterior

Sandstone rubble masonry, slightly battered at foot. The masonry technique is a poorer version of that used in the Old Rectory, with small stones used to make up course sizes. The corbelled dome is almost complete. Projecting drip-courses at base of dome and halfway up the dome. The eye at the apex was about 0.3 m diameter in 1920, now it is broken away to a larger aperture. The entrance doorway faces SE, and was originally about 0.9 m wide by 1.5 m high, but masonry at its left was broken away early this century when the building was used as an animal shelter. Stone lintel and relieving arch.
A large number of flight holes penetrate the walls horizontally and are evidently original as they fit in with the nest box positions. Some are blocked. Parallels for this feature are found in Cornwall but not commonly in Wales.

Interior

Interior: 14 rows of 30 stone-built nest boxes. No potence. Alighting shelves at every third row of holes.

Reasons for Listing

Ancient Monument No. Pe 67, 'Angle Dovecote'

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