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Dovecote at Durval Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4466 / 51°26'47"N

Longitude: -3.5904 / 3°35'25"W

OS Eastings: 289573

OS Northings: 173161

OS Grid: SS895731

Mapcode National: GBR HC.N5M6

Mapcode Global: VH5HQ.QW8W

Entry Name: Dovecote at Durval Farm

Listing Date: 3 March 1999

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21782

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located in a field immediately S of Durval Farm, which is accessed by a long track off the S side of the St. Brides Major to Wick road.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Bride's Major (Saint-y-Brid)

Community: St Brides Major

Locality: Durval

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Possibly C18 with C19 alterations. Shown on the St. Brides Major Tithe Map of 1840. The dovecote was built as part of the Dunraven Estate.


Dovecote of octagonal plan, roofless but standing to full height. Rubble masonry, rough-cast, on a masonry plinth. Stone ledge towards top, above which are entry holes for the birds in red brick. Entrance to SE with red brick dressing including flat arch with gauged brickwork. Stone threshold. Small window opening to NE in similar style as doorway, containing plain glazing. Small recess to its R.


The lower half is rendered and contains 2 recesses to the N and S, which probably supported a beam. Six tiers of nest boxes are constructed from brickwork lining the external masonry facing. Each tier is set onto stone slab ledges.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an rare survival of a C18 dovecote in an estate setting.

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