Dovecote at Packington Old Hall

Description of this historic site

A dovecote used for housing doves and pigeons. It was built in the Post Medieval period and was situated 500m north of St. James' Church. 17th century.

Notes about this historic site

1 Behind the house is an oblong brick dovecote, with well over 1000 nesting places.
2 It has gables and a tiled roof with a lantern. The nesting boxes are on three walls only. The long side, containing the door, has no nesting places.
3 It is likely that this dovecote was originally open at the side for a cart, to gain access to collect the bird droppings. It was certainly built as a dovecote.