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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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In this way, the floor of the pigeon house rises in rows and mud is rolled up between the rows again.
Pigeon House Mountain was so named by Lieutenant James Cook for its distinctive shape and the way it dominates its immediate surroundings.
A mindless family shamelessly left their stocked pigeon house to fate, staff were cut back, gardens became neglected - and the villas too.
vvAtt hed ouble Another mare looking to score a high-profile double this weekend is Copy-Cat, a half-sister to Averti owned by Whitsbury Manor and Pigeon House Stud.
Pigeon House farm is on the outskirts of Hope, near Wrexham, and is easily accessible off the Wrexham road.
Also included is a Pigeon House in Capel Colman, known in its day as a pigeon "palace" due to its grand design.
ATMOSPHERIC: The Liberties area of the city fell on hard times in the 18th century; DEPARTURE: Convicts were marched from Kilmainham to the Pigeon House for deportation; STARGAZING: Dunsink Observatory at Glasnevin was built in the 18th century for the Professor of Astronomy at TCD; BRUISER: Jack Langan, one of the characters featured in the book, was a bare knuckle fighter; AUTHOR: Frank Hopkins
Located 45 minutes outside Paris, the plush 17th century chateau comes complete with a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, a chapel, a pigeon house and even a prison.
But as so often is the case in Cappadocia, the pigeon house was an afterthought, belatedly hacked into the antechamber of a medieval church.
Bought for 80,000gns as a yearling by Rabbah Bloodstock, Mayhab is the third bonus winner following Orientalist and Temple Meads consigned as a yearling by Whitsbury Manor Stud, who bred the colt in partnership with Pigeon House Stud.
Jonathan Owen, 28, is to hold a dispersal sale at Pigeon House Farm, Hope, Wrexham, on Saturday.