Dovecote in the stable block, Combe Abbey

Description of this historic site

A dovecote for breeding and housing doves or pigeons. It was a decorative feature built as part of the stable block at Combe Abbey. It dates to the Imperial period.

Notes about this historic site

1 A dovecote was erected in the tower of a stable block which was designed by Nesfield in 1863.
2 The building exists but is no longer in use. It is presently being repaired.
3 Not a real dovecote but a “garden pole” type dovecote on top of a clock over a stable building.
4 The complex roof with its four arched openings is an imitation of a docvecote.

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