SJ8902 : 17th century dovecote

taken 11 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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright A Holmes and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ8902, 42 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007
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
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (Third Visitor for SJ8902)
This page has been viewed about 168 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register