SJ8902 : 17th century dovecote

taken 10 years ago, near to Oxley, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

17th century dovecote
17th century dovecote
In England in the 16th and 17th century having a dovecote became a status symbol. Octagon shaped ones like this one became very popular in the West Midlands in the 17th and 18th century, many examples survive and they were sometimes used as decorative features for large houses.
There were however complaints from local people saying that the doves and pigeons ate too much grain from the crops in the local fields.
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SJ8902, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
Category
Doocot / Dovecote   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 894 022 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.0587N 2:9.4533W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 895 022
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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