Ruined Dovecote on site of Castle

Description of this historic site

The site of a dovecote, a building in which doves or pigeons were housed. It was in use from the Post Medieval period onwards and was associated with Baginton Hall. The dovecote was situated at Baginton Castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 Pigeon-cote west of castle. Late 17th century or early 18th century. A small square stone structure of two storeys. Roofless and derelict. It belonged to Baginton Hall.
2 Dovecote. Square with pyramid roof. Arched doorway with shell-headed niches left and right.
3 This structure is now in a ruined condition: in places the masonry does stand to over 2m in height, but most of it is much lower. The stone has tumbled both inwards and down the slope immediately in front of it; it is generally overgrown by brambles etc. too.

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