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Dovecote at Garthewin

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Talhaiarn, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2186 / 53°13'6"N

Longitude: -3.6276 / 3°37'39"W

OS Eastings: 291423

OS Northings: 370292

OS Grid: SH914702

Mapcode National: GBR 6C.1790

Mapcode Global: WH65M.7CVF

Entry Name: Dovecote at Garthewin

Listing Date: 22 July 1998

Last Amended: 22 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20176

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located approximately 150m SW of Garthewin on a wooded rise.

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn (Llanfair Talhaearn)

Community: Llanfair Talhaiarn

Locality: Garthewin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Early C18 dovecote built to serve Garthewin and contemporary with its rebuilding under Dr Robert Wynne, Chancellor of St Asaph and Vicar of Gresford, c1700-1710.


Square dovecote of two-and-a-half stages. Rubble wall construction (with original lime render still visible in places) with brick interior skin; currently roofless. Brick stringcourses between the stages, the upper one with off-set dentilations between 2 header courses, the lower one plain. Sandstone slab-copings to gabled sides, with rounded sandstone kneelers. The entrance is on the E side and has a plain oak pegged frame and timber lintel. Above is an oculus with brick voussoirs and an open, square window to the gable storey, with similar pegged frame; this arrangement is repeated on the other sides.


Brick nesting boxes, 125 to each face and each with a ledge in front; the dado is plastered and the brick interior was formerly limewashed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding its roofless condition for its special interest as a fine early C18 dovecote.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Chapel at Garthewin
    Located 30m to the W of Garthewin, accessed via a flight of parapeted rubble steps.
  • II* Garthewin
    Strikingly located within an elevated parkland setting overlooking the Elwy valley 2km W of Llanfair Talhaiarn; accessed via a long metalled drive running NW from the main road.
  • II Terrace Walls, Steps and Gazebo at Garthewin
    Immediately to the NE of Garthewin.
  • II* C-shaped Agricultural Complex at Garthewin
    Located to the rear (NW) of Garthewin and enclosing cobbled estate yard on 3 sides.
  • II Garthewin Cottage
    Located 100m to the NW of Garthewin, facing a large rear estate yard; set back behind a small fenced front garden plot.
  • II The Bookroom
    Located SE of Garthewin half-way along its main drive and facing out accross the Elwy valley.
  • II Barn at Henllys
    Located to the N of Henllys farmhouse, on the opposite side of a farmyard.
  • II Henllys Farmhouse
    Located 150m S of the Afon Elwy approximately 2km SW of Llanfair Talhaiarn and immediately to the N of the old road from Llanfair to Llangernyw; sited on a gentle rise with the lower farmyard to the r

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