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Latitude: 51.678 / 51°40'40"N
Longitude: -4.9282 / 4°55'41"W
OS Eastings: 197652
OS Northings: 201754
OS Grid: SM976017
Mapcode National: GBR G8.DB1V
Mapcode Global: VH1S6.J2JZ
Entry Name: Monkton Priory Dovecot
Scheduled Date: 23 July 1982
Source ID: 2730
Cadw Legacy ID: PE415
Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Pembroke (Penfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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.
It is a circular dovecote of stone standing in the centre of a field. The roof is conical and there are two entrances into the structure - one large rectangular one which has been blocked, and one small arched one. Putty holes can be seen in the masonry all round the walls. Some nesting boxes survive within the interior.
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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