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dovecote

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a structure for housing pigeons, often raised on a pole or set on a wall, containing compartments for the birds to roost and lay eggs

dovecote

A structure that houses doves or pigeons; often square, hexagonal, octagonal, or round in plan and one-and-a-half or two stories high; typically topped with a finial; once popular because the birds provided a tasty source of fresh meat. The interior is honeycombed with niches in which the birds may rest. Also called a pigeon house or pigeonnier.
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The Dovecote is one of Stockton's oldest buildings and last year, the school was granted planning permission to renovate it.
Sandwell Council's Labour leader, Coun Bill Thomas, said the historic dovecotes were difficult to date accurately as they had been altered, modified and extended over the centuries.
The company supplies beautifully crafted dovecotes suitable for rural or urban use.
I couldn't think of a more niche market than dovecotes, and you need to advertise in all the house and garden design magazines.
There is a dovecote, a little fountain, pretty maids and silver bells in the form of campanulas.
And within its own boundaries is a listed dovecote that seems likely to date from these early times.
They are the survivors of many dovecotes built throughout the Middle Ages, as few date from much later than the 1770s.
His sister, Wendy Crisp, of The Dovecotes, Allesley, Coventry, last saw her brother on the day he left.
Dovecotes Primary School, Wolverhampton Ryders Green Primary School, West Bromwich Woodgate Junior and Infant School, Birmingham Ladypool Primary School, Birmingham St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, Coventry St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Birmingham Allens Croft Primary School, Birmingham Eastfield Junior and Infant School, Wolverhampton Castle Hill Primary School, Gloucester
Council bosses want to introduce two dovecotes - places where pigeons are encouraged to perch and nest - into Rugby town centre.
With backing from the RSPCA, Coventry City Council is planning to create artificial nesting sites, called dovecotes, next to designated areas where the public can feed the birds.