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Latitude: 51.7404 / 51°44'25"N
Longitude: -4.3239 / 4°19'26"W
OS Eastings: 239640
OS Northings: 207188
OS Grid: SN396071
Mapcode National: GBR GP.BFJ1
Mapcode Global: VH3M2.0JG5
Entry Name: Coleman Dovecot
Scheduled Date: 1 November 1951
Source ID: 664
Cadw Legacy ID: CM152
Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)
Built-Up Area: Kidwelly
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument consists of the remains of a dovecote, dating to the medieval period. A dovecote is a house for doves and pigeons, usually placed at a height above the ground, with openings and provision inside for roosting and breeding. Coleman Dovecot is circular and has an internal diameter of 8ft and measures 16ft from the floor to the top of the domed roof. All of the pigeon holes are complete and there is a square headed low door.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval agricultural and settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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