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Pigeon house at Abercamlais

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trallong, Powys

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6787

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated W of the house at Abercamlais on a bridge over the Camlais.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Trallong

Community: Trallong

Locality: Abercamlais

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for its exceptional interest as an elaborate architectural dovecote of the C18.

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