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A house for doves and pigeons, usually placed at a height above the ground. It has openings for the birds to get in and out, and niches or compartments all around the inside to enable the birds to nest, roost and breed.


The octagonal working Dovecote in the restored Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall. The Dovecote was built in the 1750s. Photograph copyright: Rupert Truman, courtesy of the National Trust.