dovecote

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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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HeadLines STAYING back after class today is Alison Whittaker, headteacher at Dovecot Primary School Name: Alison Whittaker.
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RENOVATION: Yarm School head David Dunn, far right, with students in front of the Dovecot.