Pigeoncote / Dovecote
In the grounds of both monastery and manor house, a pigeoncote was built to ensure a regular food supply. The law allowed only the Lord of the Manor to own one.
Here is an early C18 octagonal stone pigeoncote, now a dovecote, in Little Ponton Hall walled garden:
18th century dovecote at Little Ponton Hall (Images: Steffie Shields)