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In the grounds of Cotehele,a riverside estate built mainly between 1485 and 1560.Cotehele House was the home of the Edgecumbe family for centuries.

The grounds are quite extensive;there are formal gardens which overlook a richly planted valley garden below;the dovecote is medieval.The pond is known as a stew pond,where fish would be used as a food supply for the house.

The dovecote was a home for hundreds of doves which were reared as a food source;the particular delicacy was a 'squib' [a three to four week old bird] which was prized for its tender meat.The dovecote has a very small opening at ground level which a person can crawl through into the interior,but not carrying big baskets or nets to prevent poaching.

The trees and shrubs were glorious the day that we visited,with some beautiful perfumes filling the air.

Thank you for looking,I would be pleased to have your comments.

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