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The Pigeoncote host was recently sent a wonderful collection of British dovecote photographs. They were taken in the mid 1960s as part of Jean Margaret Taylor's teacher training thesis. Her husband took the photographs. The collection was sent to us by the Taylors' daughter, and we are very pleased to be able to present them here.

Mrs. Taylor documented many dovecotes, and the locations of several are noted on the backs of the photos. There are also some with no location noted. We ask for your help in finding out more about them. If you are familiar with one or more of these dovecotes, please share what you know about its location and current condition, and we will publish that information on this page. Please email information toEmail the Pigeoncote Hosts

Aldbury Dovecote

Aldbury

Location: The Ashridge dovecote on Stocks Road in Aldbury on the Ashridge Estate.
Construction: Rectangular, built in 1753 as shown in brickwork
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Comment: Now maitained by the National Trust and is sometimes open for public viewing.  Please check with the Trust for details..
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Chaulden Dovecote

Chaulden

Location: Chaulden House, Hertfordshire
Construction: Eight sided brick mullti-story column with cupola
History:

Wikipedia Article on Chaulden House Hemel Hempstead 1766

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Chauldne Dovecote

Dirleton Castle

Location: Dirleton Castle, East Lothian, Scotland.  It lies around 2 miles (3.2 km) west of North Berwick, and around 19 miles (31 km) east of Edinburgh
Construction: 16th century Stone "beehive" shape doocot with three string "rat courses" , and a domed roof with central circular entrance. Within are nearly nine hundred nests, but no traces of a potence.
History: WikipediaDirleton Castle page on Wikipedia
Comment: The doocot, or dowcate, is mentioned by both Cooke and Whitaker in their books on Dovecotes.
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postcard A postcard image of the doocot,
Doocot Another wonderful color image taken by Jonathan Oldenbuck in 2008
   
Farndish Dovecote

Farndish

   
Location: Farndish
Construction: Square stone
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Fen Station Dovecote

Fen Station

   
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Construction: Square two story brick dovecote with cupola.
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Offley Dovecote

Offley

   
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Construction: Four sided brick and timber mullti-story
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Harrowden Dovecote

Harrowden

   
Location: Harrowden
Construction: Rectangular two story
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Isham Northends dovecote

Isham Northends

   
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Construction: Rectangular
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