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Dovecote NW of Coleman Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Community: Kidwelly

Locality: Lower Ferry Road

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an extremely fine stone vaulted circular dovecote.

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