ST6834 : Dovecot, Bruton

taken 4 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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Scheduled Monuments

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6838 3440 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.4810N 2:27.1823W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6831 3454
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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