Site of Dovecote at Stoneleigh Abbey

Description of this historic site

The site of a Post Medieval dovecote, a building used for the breeding and housing of doves or pigeons. The dovecote is known from documentary evidence. It was situated 100m west of Stoneleigh Abbey.

Notes about this historic site

1 A Dove House Close is shown on Thos. Wilkes’ 1749 map. Also, an illustration on the same map shows a square building in this general area with a lantern and cupola which could be the dovecote, in the corner of the field by the sluice gates.
2 The dovecote no longer exists.

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