Dairy wing and gardens

Dovecote at Kirstead Hall

Dovecote at Kirstead Hall

The dairy wing is probably 17th century and dates to some 30 years after the main house was completed.  The area outside the kitchen was cobbled.  The remainder is under the lawn, although the original pigsties still remain.  The low court yard wall is probably 18th century.The front walled garden has a lawn which was here when we arrived, but the garden is entirely Judy’s creation.  The honeysuckle was there in 19th century – photographs.

The dovecote is Grade 2* and was derelict.  It is the largest of three, the other two are in the village.