The brick dovecote at Stoke by Clare is among the finest medieval examples in the country and survives exceptionally complete. It was originally one of a pair flanking the entrance to Stoke College. The decorative brickwork can be precisely dated to 1485–1493. Repairs were carried out in 2010–2011 with the aid of an English Heritage grant. Roof timbers were repaired, new sprockets added and the roof was re-tiled. Repairs to the brickwork included rebuilding some nest boxes at the upper level. The plywood covering on the first floor was replaced with oak floorboards.
We are opening the Dovecote up to the public and welcome visitors on the following days this summer from 10.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m.
Thursday, 12th July 2018
Thursday, 26th July 2018
Wednesday, 15th August 2018