ST6834 : Dovecot, Bruton

taken 5 years ago, near to Bruton, Somerset, Great Britain

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Dovecot, Bruton
Dovecot, Bruton
Bruton Dovecote

Bruton Dovecote is a limestone tower that was built between the 15th and 17th century in Bruton. The structure was once used as a dovecote, and may have been a watchtower prior to this. It is a Grade II* listed building LinkExternal link and scheduled monument.
It has been associated with Bruton Abbey and the Berkley family who owned the estate after the dissolution. It is known that the conversion to house pigeons and doves took place around 1780. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1915 and they have managed the site since then undertaking restoration work.

Dovecote (Dovecot)

A dovecote or dovecot is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest.
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ST6834, 171 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6837 3440 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.4810N 2:27.1908W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6827 3453
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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