Thursday 19th May some of the Thursday conservation group will be clearing out the dovecote. A couple of pictures attached prior to any work being carried out.
Built for the Duncombe family in Aldbury in 1753, as owners of Stocks manor since 1503.Ownership passed to the N T with a bequest in the 1980’s. The front elevation is designed to impress. The original flemish bond brickwork is decorated with glazed black headers and with black diaper work. A vernacular building of it’s day, housing some five hundred doves, for culinary use in the Manor house.
The dovecote will be open on Sunday 10th July 14.00 – 17.30