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Dovecote at Home Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.4865 / 51°29'11"N

Longitude: -3.6078 / 3°36'28"W

OS Eastings: 288462

OS Northings: 177625

OS Grid: SS884776

Mapcode National: GBR HC.KF7N

Mapcode Global: VH5HJ.FW2S

Entry Name: Dovecote at Home Farm

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21243

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Home Farm is approximately 200m NE of the parish church. The dovecote stands to the S of the farm yard in a former orchard.

County: Bridgend

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Home Farm was built in the early C19 by Sir John Nicholl, who purchased the Merthyr Mawr Estate in 1804. The dovecote was built on the site of a former orchard in the latter half of the C19.


Two storeys and square in plan, of coursed, dressed limestone and pyramidal slate roof (a former cupola is now missing). The N side facing the farm yard is open-fronted to the lower storey with 2 wide doorways under stone segmental heads (with added brick jambs and steel lintel to doorway on R). Above is a central doorway with flat stone arch. The E and W walls have, set back slightly from the angles, raked stone buttresses (the E wall also partly fallen down). In the S wall are 2 doorways similar to N side but infilled with rubble stone, and a stub wall between them which formerly projected to the S. Above is a central oculus.


The lower storey was originally 2 units but only stub walls of a former partition survive. The walls are plastered in the lower storey, and in the loft up to the level of the brick nesting boxes. The roof has machine-sawn, pegged trusses, partly fire damaged.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Home Farm and its listed farm buildings, and for group value with other listed items on the Merthyr Mawr Estate.

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