Pigeoncote / Dovecote

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)

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