Building In Belford, Northumberland
Maybe a windmill, maybe used for sea-navigation, maybe just a pretty building. Now a holiday home.
The Outchester Ducket, or just The Ducket to the locals, is a bit of a mystery as to what it was originally built for. On some maps it was shown as a windmill, but there is little evidence for that in the way it was constructed.
Other maps show it as a sea-mark for navigation. Most recently it has been used as a dovecot, but may have simply been constructed for visual impact.
There was a roman camp at Outchester which is where its name may have derived from. Built in the 18th century it was thought that the Ducket was used to store and provide a supply of meat, eggs and manure. (Hopefully stored separately!)
P.S. We made sure there was no one at home and flew Red5 drone from a respectful distance.
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Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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