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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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AWARD: Above, David Dunn, Keith Marlow and estates manager Alan Hodgson at Yarm School's dovecot, pictured, right, before the work
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The Dovecot, next to it, is thought to date from the late Tudor period.