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Latitude: 51.4877 / 51°29'15"N
Longitude: -3.2704 / 3°16'13"W
OS Eastings: 311890
OS Northings: 177296
OS Grid: ST118772
Mapcode National: GBR HT.KG2V
Mapcode Global: VH6F5.8VFW
Plus Code: 9C3RFPQH+3R
Entry Name: Dovecote in Gardens of St Fagans Castle
Listing Date: 6 October 1977
Last Amended: 28 November 2003
Source ID: 13901
Building Class: Domestic
Location: One of the associated structures in the gardens of St Fagans Castle and part of the Museum of Welsh Life.
Community: St. Fagans (Sain Ffagan)
Community: St. Fagans
Locality: Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans
Built-Up Area: St Fagans
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Probably C18, although a dovecote was recorded at St. Fagans Castle in the 1580s.
Stone walls, now cement rendered except for part of south elevation. Welsh slate bellcast roof with sprocketted eaves and lantern. Square plan. South elevation has small louvred opening below eaves and doorway, with slightly cambered brick head and boarded door. The swept eaves cover the pigeon entries; a timber perching ledge goes right round the structure; the lantern is glazed with 3 x 3 panes.
Interior not available for inspection at resurvey, but is said to have an iron ladder for access to the pigeon loft.
Included as a fine C18 dovecote and as one of the structures associated with the gardens and estate of St. Fagans Castle.
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