SO4522 : Dovecot, Garway, with 666 nesting spaces

taken 9 years ago, near to Garway, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Dovecot, Garway, with 666 nesting spaces
Dovecot, Garway, with 666 nesting spaces
Over the narrow doorway is a triangular, weathered tympanum with faded inscription which has been translated as, 'In the year of our Lord 1326 this dove-cote was made by Brother Richard de Biri.'
In 'Knights Templar & Hospitaller in Herefordshire', Audrey Tapper relates some facts and figures: "with an internal diameter of 17 feet 6 inches and walls 3 feet 10 inches thick. Arranged around the interior walls, in 19 rows are 666 L-shaped nesting spaces with landing ledges, each large enough for two parent birds and two chicks."
NB This dovecot is on private ground and I was escorted there by a local guide.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 March, 2009
Category
Dovecot   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 455 223 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.8377N 2:47.5375W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 455 223
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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