Cadoxton Court, Barry

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry footings remains

NameCadoxton Court, Barry
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

The ruins of a fortified late-medieval manor house are believed to have formerly existed in the grounds of Cadoxton Court, a large Victorian house about 550m. S.S.W. of the village and parish church of Cadoxton. A fine circular corbelled dovecot (Nprn37486) is the solitary but emphatic surviving evidence for the manorial status of the site. Fragments of moulded stone incorporated in 19th-century outbuildings, all probably of 15th to 16th-century date, provide evidence for the date and character of the vanished manor house. (Coflein)

Dovecot. To S of house. Probably C13, restored. The largest of the remaining medieval dovecots in Glamorgan. Domed circular stone dovecot circa 8m high, internal diameter circa 5m; buttressed walls 1.1m thick, and 4.6m high to springing of corbelled dome roof which has circular opening circa 60cm across. To E, small doorway with pointed head. Interior walls lined with remains of nesting holes circa 15cm square, and 45cm deep. Originally 700 nesting holes, capacity for 1400 pigeons. (Listed Building Report)

The present occupier of Cadoxton Court, believes it to have been founded 800 years ago. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

King writes 'A possible castle site' The area has been extensively redeveloped. Certainly this was a medieval manor site but the actual nature of the medieval manor house is really quite unknown.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic Wales CADW listed database record number
The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST127688
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  • Davis, Paul, R., 2011, The Forgotten Castles of Wales (Almeley: Logaston Press) p. 101-108 (mention)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 173
  • RCAHMW, 1982, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 4 Part 2: Medieval Secular Monuments (London: HMSO) p. 378