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Dovecote at Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6339 / 51°38'2"N

Longitude: -4.9561 / 4°57'21"W

OS Eastings: 195521

OS Northings: 196927

OS Grid: SR955969

Mapcode National: GBR G8.02MX

Mapcode Global: VH1SD.16R9

Plus Code: 9C3QJ2MV+HH

Entry Name: Dovecote at Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 8 February 1996

Last Amended: 8 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17988

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 50m S of Forge Cottage

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Community: Stackpole

Locality: St Twynnells

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Small round dovecote possibly mediaeval. Down to the C18 the village of St Twynnells appears to have existed in this vicinity. (The dovecote may be associated with Valast Hill, which is thought to have been a manor house site.)


Sandstone and limestone uncoursed random rubble masonry. Height approx. 3m to base of roof. The roof is neatly corbelled in smaller courses, and the surviving part is of a conical or domed shape. The top courses are missing.
The doorway, at N, has been damaged by recent use of the building as a calf shelter, but has been repaired and a timber frame inserted. The appearance of the damaged area suggests the opening formerly had a low segmental arch.


Diameter about 2.7m internally. There is no evidence of a potence. More than 200 pigeon-holes in ten rows with up to 25 holes per row. No shelves.
Rough stone paving, probably recent.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small dovecote, possibly mediaeval.

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