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Dovecote at Cadoxton Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4116 / 51°24'41"N

Longitude: -3.2556 / 3°15'20"W

OS Eastings: 312769

OS Northings: 168808

OS Grid: ST127688

Mapcode National: GBR HT.QCSS

Mapcode Global: VH6FK.JS78

Entry Name: Dovecote at Cadoxton Court

Listing Date: 18 September 1962

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13176

Building Class: Domestic

Location: To S of house.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Locality: Cadoxton

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably C13, restored. The largest of the remaining medieval dovecots in Glamorgan.

Exterior

Domed circular stone dovecot circa 8m high, internal diameter circa 5m; buttressed walls 1.1m thick, and 4.6m high to springing of corbelled dome roof which has circular opening circa 60cm across. To E, small doorway with pointed head. Interior walls lined with remains of nesting holes circa 15cm square, and 45cm deep. Originally 700 nesting holes, capacity for 1400 pigeons.

Reasons for Listing

Graded at I as largest and best preserved of the medieval dovecots in Glamorgan.

Group value with Cadoxton Court.

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