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Latitude: 51.95 / 51°56'59"N
Longitude: -3.5081 / 3°30'29"W
OS Eastings: 296448
OS Northings: 229017
OS Grid: SN964290
Mapcode National: GBR YJ.M8GZ
Mapcode Global: VH5FG.47RZ
Entry Name: Pigeon house at Abercamlais
Listing Date: 17 January 1963
Last Amended: 27 May 2005
Source ID: 6787
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Situated W of the house at Abercamlais on a bridge over the Camlais.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
C18 stone octagonal dovecote or pigeon house set on a square base straddling the Camlais brook, the base formerly a privy.
Dovecote, rubble stone, two storeys. The square base has segmental arched opposed E and W entries, with stone voussoirs, and an iron gate in the W entry. Small window on S, blocked N window. The tall octagonal dovecote is windowless with octagonal stone-tiled roof, louvred octagonal lantern, and ogee curved octagonal dome, with fox weathervane. The wall face is stepped in on E and W between base and octagon, but rises sheer on the N and S, the step clad in stone tiles. The dovecote is set on a bridge over the Camlais with broad low segmental arch and stone voussoirs.
Interior is open right up, the ground floor with oak lintels carrying the inset E and W
walls, and diagonal beams carrying the diagonal faces, which have some timber framing.
Graded II* for its exceptional interest as an elaborate architectural dovecote of the C18.
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