18th Century Dovecote at Offchurch Bury
A brick dovecote, a building used for the breeding and housing of doves and pigeons. It dates to the Imperial period. It is situated at Offchurch Bury.
1 Mid 18th Century. Stone ashlar plinth; brick; slate hexagonal pyramidal roof with wood glover having lead ogee-shaped roof. Hexagonal plan. Segmental-headed plank door with segmental brick head. Glover has gothic glazing bars to openings at sides. Fluted cornice. Ogee-shaped lead dome with ball finial. Interior: brick dove boxes.
2 An 18th Century brick dovecote with a pepperpot roof stands at the end of North Walk. Its diameter is 14 foot; its walls are 1 foot 6 inches thick; there are 345 nestholes.
3 The dovecote has an octagonal lantern and slated roof.