Dovecote at Idlicote House

Description of this historic site

A dovecote, a building for the breeding and housing of doves and pigeons. It was used from the Post Medieval to the Imperial period. It is situated at Idlicote House.

Notes about this historic site

1 Dovecote. C18 and earlier with later alterations and additions. Limestone laid to regular courses. Sandstone quoins. Pyramidal slated roof surmounted by ball finial and weather-vane behind embattled parapet.
2 Probably brought from Kenilworth Abbey/Castle and re-erected in Idlicote House.
3 Pevsner calls it splendid and says it has nesting boxes for 1,002 doves!

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