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Latitude: 51.7404 / 51°44'25"N
Longitude: -4.3239 / 4°19'26"W
OS Eastings: 239641
OS Northings: 207187
OS Grid: SN396071
Mapcode National: GBR GP.BFJ1
Mapcode Global: VH3M2.0JG5
Entry Name: Dovecote NW of Coleman Farm
Listing Date: 5 December 1963
Last Amended: 28 July 1998
Source ID: 11879
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Situated in patch of scrub woodland at intersection of four fields on hillside some 300m NW of Coleman Farm, which is on the lower road from Kidwelly to Ferryside via St Ishmael.
Locality: Lower Ferry Road
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
Dovecote possibly medieval but more probably C17 or C16. It was said in 1917 to have a barely decipherable date of 1571 above door on inside (not seen 1996). Before 1870 there was a similar dovecote at Waungadog, Stockwell. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Rubble stone circular dovecote with corbelled stone shallow dome and circular centre hole. Dome is turf-clad, but probably originally had conical roof. Low S doorway with stone voussoirs.
Circular interior some 2.75m (9') wide and 5.8m (19') high lined with some 236 dove holes in 11 tiers, 10 tiers below shelf, one above.
Listed as an extremely fine stone vaulted circular dovecote.
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