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Monthly Archives: April 2015

In Hillingdon, one of the Trust’s projects, Eastcote House Gardens’ 18th century dovecote has just reopened to the public with new nesting boxes, whitewashed walls, new slats in the louvre and a restored door. The cat flap was a new discovery, previously boarded over. And a dove has taken up residence.

A dovecote has been on this site since the end of the 16th century. Display panels inside explain the history of dove-keeping.

The 19th century Caroline Gardens Chapel, Southwark, served the Licensed Victuallers Benevolent Institution Asylum in London’s largest complex of almshouses. Bombed in WWII, it is gradually being restored, with a major conservation survey underway for the interior.

The Trust restored the portico steps.