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Dovecote at rear of Sunny Brae, Embleton (Embleton)

Dovecote behind Sunny Brae, Embleton. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1970.
Dovecote behind Sunny Brae, Embleton. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1970.

The dovecote probably dates to the 16th or 17th century and is of type known as a tun-bellied dovecote. This type of dovecote is more commonly found in North Yorkshire and the south of County Durham. It is built of an unusual mixture of materials, including sandstone and whinstone. The whole structure is remarkably complete and well preserved with some interesting and unusual features. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5842
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Embleton


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