The dovecote at Cottage Farm, Flintham is a surviving example of a mud-built structure with the nesting boxes moulded from mud. The structure is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.The roof of the dovecote has been lost for many years, and the mud walls exposed to the elements. The wall top had become heavily covered in ivy growth and the base of the wall eroded to the point that the stability of the walls was questionable.
Consolidation works were undertaken by Anthony Goode following experimentation with mud repair mixes: the ivy has been carefully cut back. A new modern independent roof structure has been built to help protect the remaining mud structure from the elements.Works were grant aided by English Heritage and Nottinghamshire County Council.