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Culver Hole Dovecote

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Map ReferenceSS48SE
Grid ReferenceSS4653084570
Unitary (Local) AuthoritySwansea
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunityPort Eynon
PeriodPost Medieval
The Culver Hole Dovecot is an unusual feature where a natural cave, the mouth of which is between 3 to 6m wide, has been closed off by a 16m high wall, 3.6m thick at its base and tapering upwards. There are two round-headed windows and a circular opening that pierce the wall, which has roughly 30 tiers of nesting boxes and a narrow stairway within.

It is medieval in date, and discussion of this site has tended to concentrate on the search for a parent manorial house. There is a quasi-legendary connection with the Salt House, but Culver Hole itself has been suggested as a medieval stronghold.

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 04 July 2002.