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Coleman Dovecot

A Scheduled Monument in Kidwelly (Cydweli), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 664

Cadw Legacy ID: CM152

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: Dovecote

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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