NZ1224 : Pigeon Crees, Cockfield Fell

taken 13 years ago, near to Cockfield, County Durham, Great Britain

Pigeon Crees, Cockfield Fell
Pigeon Crees, Cockfield Fell
One of the commoners' rights the people of Cockfield enjoy is to erect pigeon crees such as these. Normally only the Lord of the Manor was permitted to have a dovecote to provide squabs (young pigeons) for his table. If everyone had them the pigeons would have caused havoc with the crops. Nowadays these pigeons are for show and racing but judging by the state of some of the crees young fanciers are not taking up the hobby.
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Sunday, 2 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 October, 2005
Doocot / Dovecote   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 124 246 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.9842N 1:48.5702W
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