Shelfield Dovecote, Aston Cantlow
Shelfield Dovecote, a red brick building used for the breeding and housing of doves and pigeons. It dates to the Medieval period and is situated 700m south east of Badbury Hill.
1 North east of Shelfield House there is a square pigeon-house of red brick with a gable head in each face and a lantern above the tiled roof. The bricks are large and are probably Elizabethan. The nests are of stone slabs divided vertically by red brick partitions.
2 Behind Shelfield House is a square gabled dovecote, of Elizabethan or Jacobean date.
3 The building is in rather dilapidated condition.
4 Foster dovecote number 2.
5 Tall, square dovecote of red brick, probably 16th century. Roof has four gables, is tiled, has open wooden lantern and is probably mostly original. Two unglazed wood mullioned windows below gables. Entry through plank door raised above ground level. Floor paved and walls covered in nest boxes made of stone slabs and divided vertically by red brick partitions. Has had upper floor inserted, not recently. Maintains internal integrity, but in need of repair.