Dovecote Lane

Dovecote lane runs between Prudhoe Street and Green Batt.

Tate: Dove cote crofts 1671, Dove cote close 1702; a cote was a mud cottage, and the croft was a small inclosure of pasture or tillage land attached ; small buildings for pigeons are dove cotes, locally pronounced dukkets.

In 1731 this is recorded as Dove Cottage Lane. Barbara Wodehouse suggests that the Dove Cote might have been associated with either Bondgate Hall or Croft House. Given the dates, Bondgate Hall seems more likely.