A bijou residence for doves

by Helen Hooker August. 28, 2015 3069 views

During my journey to Cheltenham today I took a detour through Warwickshire to visit a very small but perfectly formed National Trust property, a fourteenth century dovecote near the village of Kinwarton. Inside its metre thick walls I found a fascinating circular interior, complete with hundreds of nesting holes and a rotating ladder for the owner to reach any of the nests. Sadly the access points have been covered with wire mesh to deter any would-be homemakers but I'm sure this curious little building would make an attractive and bijou residence for any passing doves.

The original rotating ladder for easy access to the nesting holes

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Gillian Parsons 5 years, 4 months ago

WOW what a residence great captures so neat and tidy as well.

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 4 months ago

Very nicely captured. I've never heard of a dovecote. Was it for bird husbandry?

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Dan Ravasio 5 years, 4 months ago

a wonderful structure so well shot Helen

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