Dovecote at Cresswell Home Farm

Northumberland

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Tagged With

Engine House
Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council

Parish

Cresswell

Parliamentary Constituency

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Grid Reference

SE295295 (429532, 591962)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.221, -1.53573

Nearest Postcode

NE61 5UL

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Notes

A dovecote at Cresswell Home Farm, a planned farm of 1830. It forms part of a small group of buildings attached to the rear of the north range of the farm. The dovecote comprises a stone building of 3 stages, 3.7 metres square and 11 metres high, faced with ashlar. On the third, uppermost, stage each face has a series of 3 pigeon openings, above an alighting band. The west face of the building has a door and a window at ground level and a window in the first stage. The north face has a door and a window in the first stage, the door accessed via an external staircase. There are at least 60 stone nesting boxes within the dovecote, arranged around all 4 sides. A stone chimney rises, almost to roof height, in the south east corner. This acted as a flue for the former engine house attached to the east side of the dovecote and would have provided a constant source of heat, allowing the doves to breed through the winter. Scheduled and listed.

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