Dovecot by Homilton Farm (information wanted)

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I have not been able to find out any information about this ruin. Was it a peel tower??? I welcome your comments.

English Heritage Building ID: 239543 OS Grid Reference: NY9750178204

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Comments (4)

Neil Grimwood on January 9, 2013

Hi Kenny, i can't find much info either,it seems a few others have failed too, a dovecot folly was one suggestion. It seems to be too fortified for that though, i think i would go along with your comment re- a peel tower,apparantly there were quite a lot built to help repel invasion from north of the border.

Kenny Wharton on January 9, 2013

Hi Neil

I love how a picture stimulates the mind. I have learnt more about dovecotes in the last few days than throughout the rest of my life. So much so that I now have discounted the peel tower in favour of the dovecote. However I will keep looking and keep an open mind.



Neil Grimwood on January 10, 2013

I'm not sure Kenny,i still lean towards the peel tower but maybe an open mind is the order of the day....for now!!

Best wishes...Neil.

gardeningdb on January 1

Hi guys, just picked up your comments on this structure.
I was in the vicinity a few weeks ago, and likewise could not find out much about it, but I did come across that helps. David

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