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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1143440



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tintagel

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1962

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68845

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SX 08 NE 4/185 17.12.62


Dovecote, Tintagel Vicarage


Dovecote. Medieval. The thick local slate stone rubble masonry to the walls and conical roof is of fine quality construction. Circular plan, built into side of bank. The dovecote is of single storey with a low domed vaulted roof. Small plank door with timber lintel on lower side on north. Access-hole in top to-admit pigeons, light and air, partly sealed with a large flat stone on supports. Interior : 247 rectangular nesting holes, alternatively known as bo-lins, arranged in 13 tiers. The potence has been removed. Remains of limewash on internal walls. Stands close to Tintagel Vicarage and gatehouse. Henderson suggests that this dovecote may date from the C13. Cornish terriers indicate that 8 Cornish rectories and 1 vicarage (Tintagel) possessed stone dovecotes in the C17 and C18. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Canner, A C The Parish of Tintagel, some historical notes 1982 Henderson, C 'Cornish Culver Houses' Essays in Cornish History 1963 Robertson, R and Gilbert, G Some Aspects of Domestic Archaeology of Cornwall ICS and CCRA, 1979

Listing NGR: SX0548388382

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Henderson, C, Essays in Cornish History, (1963)
Robertson, R, Gilbert, G, 'Institute of Cornish Studies Special Reports' in Some Aspects of the Domestic Archaeology of Cornwall, (1979)
Canner, AC , The Parish of Tintagel some historical notes, 1982,

National Grid Reference: SX0548388382


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