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Rosemarket Dovecot

A Scheduled Monument in Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7354 / 51°44'7"N

Longitude: -4.9646 / 4°57'52"W

OS Eastings: 195392

OS Northings: 208240

OS Grid: SM953082

Mapcode National: GBR G7.SSHP

Mapcode Global: VH1RS.WMSZ

Entry Name: Rosemarket Dovecot

Scheduled Date: 23 November 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2683

Cadw Legacy ID: PE224

Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Category: Dovecote

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Rosemarket

Built-Up Area: Rosemarket

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of the remains of a dovecote, dating to the post-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. The dovecot is small with a circular, stone-built domed roof.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post-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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