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Dovecote at Nanteos

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfarian, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3886 / 52°23'18"N

Longitude: -4.0287 / 4°1'43"W

OS Eastings: 262035

OS Northings: 278664

OS Grid: SN620786

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.QLP4

Mapcode Global: VH4FL.4708

Entry Name: Dovecote at Nanteos

Listing Date: 24 February 2004

Last Amended: 24 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82514

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated immediately W of the stable block behind the mansion at Nanteos.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Llanfarian

Community: Llanfarian

Locality: Rhydyfelin

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Dovecote possibly of 1816, possibly of c1830. The dovecote on 1819 estate map was E of old stables, possibly demolished for the new ones. Marked on estate map of c1830-35. In May 1816 plans for a Dove House were drawn by a local architect for a fee of £1, and Morris Jones, mason, conducted work on a 'pigeon house' in July 1816. There are references to an earlier pigeon house in 1795. The structure is known from photographs to have had a shallow-domed slate roof in 3 tiers.


Circular pigeon roost tower in coursed rubble, formerly with a domed slate roof with 2 steps, now collapsed. Two storeys externally, with opening to E, formerly door, with brick voussoirs to flat head and flat-headed opening above possibly originally with brick head, now lost.


Lined in brick with bands of square dove-holes above projecting shelves, also in red brick.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite condition as a surviving estate dovecote, and for group value with the adjoining buildings.

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