Dovecote


Dovecotes are structures built to house pigeons or doves and contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest. It is thought that dovecotes were introduced to Britain by the Normans, though there is some evidence that the Romans also had buildings with pigeon holes. In the past pigeons and doves were an important source of food and were kept for their eggs, meat, and their dung was used for fertilizer.

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Dovecote, Guisborough Priory

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Sunny Brae Dovecote, Embleton

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Sunny Brae Dovecote, Embleton

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Durham Dales: Gainford dovecot

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Dovecote, Guisborough Priory
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Dovecote, Guisborough Priory
Dovecote, Gainford Hall
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Dovecote, Gainford Hall
Dovecote, Sunny Brae, Embleton
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Dovecote, Sunny Brae, Embleton
Dovecote nr Old Vicarage, Embleton
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Dovecote nr Old Vicarage, Embleton
Pigeon Racing
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Pigeon Racing
Dovecote, Haugh Head
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Dovecote, Haugh Head
- Overview Map Street View There is a 2 storey hexagonal dovecote on high ground a 100 yards from Surrey House in Haugh Head, near Wooler in Northumberland. It was built ...
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No Doos!

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The Ducket, Outchester Farm
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The Ducket, Outchester Farm
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Dovecote, Barforth
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Dovecote, Barforth
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Dovecote : Barforth.

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Haggerston Dovecote
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Haggerston Dovecote
- Overview Map Street View This round stone dovecote is located a quarter mile west of Haggerston Castle in Northumberland. It is thought to have been originally been built as a ...
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Dovecot, Haggerston

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Haggerston Dovecote

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Dovecote, Buckton
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Dovecote, Buckton
- Overview Map Street View To the north of Buckton in Northumberland are the well remains of a late medieval/early post-medieval dovecote, which was first documented in 1626.[1] The dovecote has ...
Dovecote, Beal
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Dovecote, Beal
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Dovecote at Kimmerston Farm

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Kimmerston farm steading and doocot

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