NU1433 : Outchester Ducket

taken 12 years ago, near to Spindlestone, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Outchester Ducket
Outchester Ducket
This remarkable grade 2 listed building is often mistaken for a windmill although there is no evidence for this conclusion in its construction, apart from its external form. It probably dates from the 18th century and was possibly originally constructed as a sea mark. More recently it was used as a dovecote (hence the local name "Ducket") for Outchester Farm which formerly stood nearby.

In 2007 it was converted into self-catering holiday accommodation. With only room for two people, and with the accommodation inconveniently spread over four floors, a charge of over 800 for a week in high season seems a high price to pay for the novelty value of staying in such an unusual building.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 August, 2010
Category
Holiday accommodation   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 146 335 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:35.7000N 1:46.1076W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 146 335
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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