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CULVER HOLE DOVECOTE

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NPRN 37514

Map Reference SS48SE

Grid Reference SS46538457

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community Port Eynon

Type of Site DOVECOTE

Broad Class AGRICULTURE AND SUBSISTENCE

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description 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.

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