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Dovecote of Monknash Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4241 / 51°25'26"N

Longitude: -3.5566 / 3°33'23"W

OS Eastings: 291867

OS Northings: 170608

OS Grid: SS918706

Mapcode National: GBR HF.PG41

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.9GML

Plus Code: 9C3RCCFV+M9

Entry Name: Dovecote of Monknash Grange

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13314

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the field behind the remains of the Tithe Barn.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: Monknash

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The remains of the probably C13 agricultural buildings at Monknash comprise part of a grange of the Cistercian Abbey of Neath, founded in 1129-30 by Richard de Granville, who endowed the Abbey with his fee at Monknash at the same time. The dovecote could be later than this, possibly C14.


Built of squared and coursed local limestone rubble. The dovecote is a cylindrical stone structure, the external walls partly obscured by ivy. There is a doorway in the northern part of wall. The structure is about 5m high and is roofless.


Not inspected at resurvey, but known to retain some nesting boxes.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a surviving medieval dovecote.
The dovecote comprises part of Scheduled Ancient Monument Glamorgan No. 143.

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