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Felbrigg Hall Gardens 2/7

The second shot in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg hall is of the fine Dovecote to one side of the main area of the garden. The origins of the Dovecote are believed to be later than those of the house, dating back to around 1750. The interior of the Dovecote is lined with some 968 holes on its walls, each of which could accommodate two nests. By the 1920’s, however, the Dovecote was largely in ruins, and its days seemed numbered.  Luckily, it was restored by Robert Ketton-Cremer at this stage, and it is still used to house a few ornamental white doves today.  Again, as with Monday’s posting, keep this in mind for tomorrows image/s.

 

Felbrigg Hall Gardens 2/7

The second shot in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg hall is of the fine Dovecote to one side of the main area of the garden. The origins of the Dovecote are believed to be later than those of the house, dating back to around 1750. The interior of the Dovecote is lined with some 968 holes on its walls, each of which could accommodate two nests. By the 1920’s, however, the Dovecote was largely in ruins, and its days seemed numbered.  Luckily, it was restored by Robert Ketton-Cremer at this stage, and it is still used to house a few ornamental white doves today.  Again, as with Monday’s posting, keep this in mind for tomorrows image/s.

 

comments (18)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2013, 00:07
Lovely bucolic capture! Can't wait for tomorrow's capture. I hope it's the rest of this beautiful garden.
Brian Walbey: Not quite the rest tomorrow but something a bit different which I hope you all enjoy.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2013, 00:47
Lovely gard...looks like someone has veggies planted here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: There was some fine looking veggies in there Ray.
What a wonderful image of the garden Brian... i have never even heard of a Dovecote until today... it's nice to learn so many things from my friends around the world....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is a fine Dovecote Peter. I learn something new almost every day when I look in to SC.
Makes for a handsome image!
Brian Walbey: Very fine building isn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2013, 07:06
How agreeable to see a dovecote being used for its original purpose
Brian Walbey: I quite agree with you Chris.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2013, 08:52
Thank goodness it was saved, Brian - it is a beautiful piece of architecture in its own right
Brian Walbey: It is a fine building, no doubt about that.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2013, 09:28
Oh, a dovecote (I sometimes saw in Englsih gardens) -at first I thought of a baptisterium/ little church because of the cross at the top of the roof - doves and Holy Spirit belong together - a very nice garden photo!
Brian Walbey: Isn't it a lovely building Philine, complete with Doves.
very good composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
I wonder if the doves might help with weed control.
Brian Walbey: I suppose that is possible Mary, I don't know much about what Doves get up to.
did not even know what a dovecote was. educational post, for me
Brian Walbey: We live and learn every day on SC.Ayush, I learn all sorts of stuff from your postings.
Wish I had a garden large enough to erect a Dovecote, Brian. What a delightful idea.
Brian Walbey: A big garden is o.k.as long as there are staff to look after it for me. Lovely garden altogether this place.
It's good to see it has been restored well Brian. A fine looking home for them
Brian Walbey: Yes it would be a shame to see such a fine building standing all dilapidated.
A beautiful shot Brian, this really is a fine garden! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks martin, well worth a visit if you get up near Cromer or Sheringham at any time.
Goodness, it looks as big as our house! What spoiled doves.
Brian Walbey: It si quite a big building.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Feb 2013, 17:21
What a fine dovecote, lovely day and light
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine building John and a good day to take a snap of it.
Great capture of this wonderful Dovecote Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester
  • 19 Feb 2013, 19:52
I'm liking this series very much Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Very nice Brian, it even looks fully organic..idylic farming
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan. Good old fashioned style gardening here at Felbrigg, I bet their vegetables tasted good.

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